CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 17 Made in America: Part II - Page 11

Tim Tuohy Columnist | Pickle Dude, Kansas City Canning Co. Tim Tuohy, aka the unofficial Canning King of Kansas City, aka Mr. Laura Tuohy.  Originally from New Jersey, Tim is a trans- plant to the Midwest via New York, New York, where he met his wife.  After teaching high school in Queens for five years, Tim attended the Institute of Culinary Education before working in kitchens in Brooklyn, Asbury Park, NJ, and Kansas City.  Tim and Laura discovered a shared love of food preservation after picking 40 pounds of sour cherries off of a tree in the backyard of their Astoria apartment and realizing that canning with friends and family was a part of each of their respective stories.  They started Kansas City Canning Company (KCCCo.) with a focus on sharing with others insight into how canning isn’t only something for grandmas or doomsday preppers; that food preservation itself is a way to elevate ingredients and marry flavors. Their focus has expanded to working directly with farms and other organizations in an effort to minimize food waste and educate people on how to make the most of their harvest. Tim lives in a lovely little cul-de-sac just outside Kansas City with his wife, Laura, their baby girl, Olive Kathleen, and their two Boston Terriers, Louie and Frankie. Matt Williamson Columnist, Musicians on Craft | Audio Engineer Matt might best be known to CRAFT readers as the former producer of our Under My Host podcast. An audio engineer by trade, his first love affair (with beverage anyway, he won’t discuss Jenny from the 4th grade) was with a beer named Gordon. Some may know it as the Imperial Red IPA brewed by Oskar Blues and now being called G’Knight for legal reasons (to him it will always be his beloved Gordon). That first sip sent him on a journey that plopped him in the Under My Host producer’s chair where he helped interview the best brewers, distillers, and vintners in the world. He is also recently very happy that, despite Cori’s best attempts, he never embraced the moniker Matty CK*. *Publisher’s Note: Cori ungrudgingly withdraws said moniker and reinstates “Producer Matty.”