Yasmin Khan Stories
Award-Winning Author & Broadcaster
Yasmin Khan is a best-selling author and
broadcaster who is passionate about
sharing people’s stories through food.
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Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from the Eastern Mediterranean
Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen
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Yasmin Khan is an award-winning author, broadcaster and human rights campaigner.

Her critically-acclaimed books, The Saffron Tales, Zaitoun and Ripe Figs use everyday stories to human connection to challenge stereotypes of the Middle East and celebrate beauty in places more commonly associated with conflict. In 2022, she won the Edward Stanford Food and Travel Book of the Year award and was nominated for two James Beard Foundation Awards, a IACP award and the Andre Simon Award for her most recent book Ripe Figs.

Yasmin is a regular media commentator on both sides of the Atlantic and writes widely for newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, Harpers Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveller and Vogue amongst others. She has presented shows for BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme,  and was the host of the podcast ‘Life on a Plate’ and CNN’s ‘A Perfect Dish’

Prior to writing books, Yasmin trained in Law and was a human rights campaigner for a decade, working for NGOs and grassroots groups running national and international campaigns on poverty and human rights. She’s a passionate advocate for the undervalued virtue of kindness.

 

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CNN/Roads and Kingdoms with Anthony Bourdain
Cooking Persian food for Muchies / VICE
Yasmin Khan cooks Persian food for Nigel Slater
Police Spy on Jean Charles de Menezes Campaign, C4 News
Yasmin Khan explores Iran
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