Cypress, Artisan Meat Share
Undoubtedly one of the South's most talented young chefs, Deihl composed a cookbook - Cypress: A Lowcountry Grille. Deihl was recently asked to be a contributor to the Smithsonian Institute's One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish, a cookbook and guide to sustainable seafood. In 2009, Deihl developed an Artisan Meat Share, a CSA-inspired model for locally-produced charcuterie. A partnership with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) and Carolina Heritage Farm afforded Deihl the opportunity to be the first chef in over 100 years to cook the rare American Guinea Hog. In 2010, Deihl was the recipient of the James Beard Foundation nomination for Best Chef - Southeast. He was also named Chef of the Year by the Charleston chapter of the American Culinary Foundation.