On a special off-site edition of WORD OF MOUTH, host Leiti Hsu chats with Michael Tusk, Executive chef and owner of Quince and Cotogna restaurants in San Francisco. Michael shares his culinary story – form childhood to current day – as he recalls apprenticeships, early eating memories and the changes he’s seen in the food world over the course of his illustrious career. Michael is known for his refined and modern approach to both Italian and French regional cuisine and he shares some of the influences that inspire him in the kitchen. Tune in and get a closer look at one of the best chefs working on the West Coast! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

“In order to be a chef, you really need to love food.” [28:00]

“I’ve always respected raw products, materia prima – where things are from.” [41:00]

–Michael Tusk on WORD OF MOUTH

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