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Writer - Broadcaster - Cook
Yasmin Khan is a best-selling author and
broadcaster who is passionate about
sharing people’s stories through food.
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Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen
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Portrait of Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan is a best-selling and award-winning author, broadcaster and campaigner, who is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food.

Her work sits on the intersection of food, travel and politics and her critically-acclaimed books, The Saffron Tales and Zaitoun, use everyday stories to human connection to challenge stereotypes of the Middle East and celebrate beauty in places more commonly associated with conflict.

Yasmin has worked as a presenter for BBC R4’s Food Programme and CNN’s Perfect Dish series. She is a regular media commentator, appearing on flagship programmes such as Newsnight, the Today programme and Women’s Hour, and writes for a variety of publications including the Guardian, the Telegraph, the New Statesmen, Saveur, Afar, Food52 and Roads and Kingdoms. Prior to writing books, Yasmin trained in Law and was a human rights campaigner for a decade, running national and international campaigns on poverty and human rights.

Her third book, Ripe Figs (Bloomsbury 2021) chronicles her travels through Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, sharing dazzling recipes and powerful stories that imagine a world without borders.

When not writing or experimenting in the kitchen, Yasmin can be found taking bhangra classes, belting out karaoke songs and practicing her handstands. She’s a firm believer in the undervalued virtue of kindness.

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CNN/Roads and Kingdoms with Anthony Bourdain
Yasmin Khan shares Persian treats for Nowruz on Sunday Brunch
Yasmin Khan cooks Persian food for Nigel Slater
Yasmin Khan Interviews Anthony Bourdain
Police ‘gathering information to deflect from wrongdoing’
Yasmin Khan explores Iran
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