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Chef Ana Sortun’s Inspiration


Chef /Restaurateur Ana Sortun (photo: Kristin Teig)

A trip to Turkey while studying in Paris at La Varenne Cooking School as a young girl inspired Chef & Restaurateur Ana Sortun to specialize in the foods of Turkey and the Middle East in her three restaurants, Oleana, Sofra Bakery & Cafe and Sarma, all located in the greater Boston area. Ana is author of two cookbooks, “Spice,” and “Soframiz” (with Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick). LINK to show on iHeart.

In this edition of The Connected Table LIVE! Ana discussed her career, the business of being a restaurateur with multiple units, her passion for the flavors and culture of Turkey, and her love of farms. Her husband, Chris Kurth,  is owner of Siena Farms, named after their daughter, which supplies all of Ana’s restaurants with fresh organic produce.

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Ana Sortun’s food capures the spicy, sensuous colors and flavors of Turkey and the Middle East






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