Aliza Green Bio Aliza Green is an acclaimed author, chef, and culinary tour leader and an enthusiastic life-long traveler who has worked extensively with local farmers and producers. She is the author of fifteen cookbooks including The Soupmaker’s Kitchen, a Washington Post top cookbook of the year, and Making Artisan Pasta, chosen by Cooking Light Magazine as One of the 100 Best Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years. Her Field Guide series (Produce, Meat, Herbs & Spices, and Seafood) are essential references. Her newest book, The Magic of Spice Blends, is just out. Green brings her bold flavors, international culinary sensibility, and commitment to serving sustainable and local foods to Baba Olga’s Kitchen at Material Culture where she heads the kitchen.