Books & Gifts


by Ana Sortun & Maura Kilpatrick

Award-winning chefs Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick have spent more than a decade frequenting the electric cafes and souks of the Middle East, sourcing ingredients and gaining inspiration for their restaurants. Using the concept of soframiz, which means “our table” or “our hospitality,” they re-create the Middle East’s generous warmth and spirit through everyday dishes such as Whipped Feta with Sweet and Hot Peppers, Lamb Shawarma with Pickled Cabbage and Tahini, and Chocolate Hazelnut Baklava. Their recipes are rooted in tradition but also adapted for a modern audience-- a unique hybrid approach that has won them fans around the world. With evocative storytelling and a primer on iconic ingredients, Soframiz will transport you to the markets and homes of the Middle East.


Spice: Flavors of The Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun

The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great by Leyla Moushabeck

The Spice Companion: A Guide to The World of Spices by Lior Lev Sercarz

Soup For Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad

Winding Road Market Bags

Look up at the top shelf at Sofra and you’ll spot colorful embroidered bags from Morocco. These handmade fair-trade bags are perfect for the farmers market, the beach, or just being out and about.