“Yasmin Khan draws on her vast experience as a cook, storyteller, human rights activist, itinerant traveler and writer to create a moving, empathetic, hugely knowledgeable and utterly delicious book.”
“This is so much more than a compilation of recipes, gorgeous though they themselves are. This is a book that tells a story, both cultural and personal, and her voice is as engaging as her food.”
“A big bowl-full of delicious Palestinian recipes, plus lots of insightful and moving stories… Great stuff.”
“Yasmin Khan has lived and traveled widely in Iran, and The Saffron Tales… reflects traditions she knows intimately. But she has the rare gift of being able to translate her personal heritage into recipes even newcomers will be able to pull off.”
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 on topics relating to Middle Eastern food, Iran, Palestine and refugee rights in outlets 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 worked as a human rights campaigner, working for NGOs, trade unions and grassroots groups running national and international campaigns. She continues to work for a wide variety of charities and NGOs on a consultancy basis, running training sessions, delivering inspirational talks and working on campaigns strategy. She’s a passionate advocate for the undervalued virtues of kindness and compassion.
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