Ana Sortun is the Executive Chef and partner at Oleana and Sofra, and partner at Sarma. Since opening Oleana in 2001, she has been acclaimed for her creative use of farm-fresh ingredients and eastern Mediterranean flavors. Ana received the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef, Northeast” award in 2005. In 2006, Ana published her cookbook Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, nominated for “Best International Cookbook” by the James Beard Foundation. The Continue Reading »
Part 2 of our series on pepper! Spice Buyer Kim talks about five popular peppercorns that don’t come from the piper nigrum plant.
It’s not easy to find herb producers committed to taste over profit, but Daphnis and Chloe break the mold.
Ihsan travelled to Turkey with Gourmet Magazine to film an episode of Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. While there, Ihsan had the opportunity to visit pepper producers both large and small in both the Urfa and the Maraş pepper producing regions. Maraş and Urfa peppers take their names from the cities near which the peppers Continue Reading »
Staff members here at Formaggio Kitchen regularly travel the world to seek out the unique products that we carry. While our trips have tended to focus on Europe, my colleague Tim and I recently had the opportunity to travel to India.