Ana Sortun was named the “Best Chef: Northeast” at the 2005 James Beard Awards for her restaurant, Oleana, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which she opened in 2001. Known for unique Arabic-Mediterranean food, Oleana has received much local and national praise. Sortun holds a degree from Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris. She lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter.
if you are serious about cooking this book is a must to understand how spices are mixed and used in cooking. I have given these as gifts to several of my friends.Published 5 hours ago by michael
Very nice book. I like the fact that the recipes are under the headings of the spices. I only wish that the print and paper color were different; I'd like the text to show up... Read morePublished 1 month ago by On the Cape
Excellent book with gorgeous pictures.
I'd highly recommend any of the meat dishes (I like meat), or the sauces - Ana does an excellent job at her restaurants (we love... Read more
We really loved this book, especially how it orders recipes by spices.Published 3 months ago by Barish Golland
Oleana is a favorite restaurant, and this book is the perfect companion for any home cook who wants to approximate the Mediterranean flavors found in the dishes there. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cait Alexander
Spice is well structured for cooks of all experience levels. It is fairly inspirational too, especially if you have eaten in the places she talks about. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anthony J. Flanagan
This book has fundamentally changed the way I cook on a daily basis.Published 7 months ago by Solanum