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Interview with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills

Anson Mills founder Glenn Roberts grew up in San Diego, California, working at his mother’s restaurant on weekends as a busboy. A man of diverse interests, after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a music and science scholarship, Glenn became involved in architectural history and the history of food. For several years between projects, Continue Reading »

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Q & A with Richard Kzirian

Violette Wine Cellars is the importer, distributor, and retailer for natural and biodynamic wine where Richard Kzirian, long time friend of Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal, has challenged the wine scene for decades. Valerie reached out to chat with the wine pioneer himself about the industry and his perspective on how it has evolved in the last few decades. Ihsan and Continue Reading »

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Q & A with Matt Jennings

Chef Matt Jennings grew up in Jamaica Plain, where he developed a love of local, fresh ingredients. After learning all he could here at Formaggio Kitchen, where he was a cheesemonger and buyer from 1999-2001, Matt opened a successful New England bistro and cheese shop named Farmstead, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island. After many successful years Continue Reading »

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Q & A with Jason Sobocinski

Former Cheesemonger Jason Sobocinksi left Formaggio Kitchen in 2008 and has since been working nonstop to create a network of small food businesses in New Haven, Connecticut with a focus on quality, passion, accessibility and education. Some are family operations (with his brother Tom), while others are built on relationships he developed from one business Continue Reading »

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Q & A with Michael Scelfo

Always a chef at heart, Michael Scelfo started working in kitchens during high school, and joined the Boston scene in the early 2000s. In 2009, Michael took the helm at Grafton Group’s Temple Bar, and the next year opened Russell House Tavern as the Executive Chef. In early 2014, Michael opened Alden & Harlow, his first solo Continue Reading »

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Q & A with Ana Sortun

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 »

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Q & A with Barbara Lynch

Since opening our doors over 30 years ago, Formaggio Kitchen has worked with some truly outstanding chefs and industry leaders. These inspirational individuals have become our close friends and partners in various ventures. To highlight some of our strongest relationships, we’re launching a Friends and Family series featuring interviews with local chefs, industry professionals, and Continue Reading »