Yasmin Khan is a best-selling author, campaigner and cook who is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food.
Her debut book The Saffron Tales: Recipes From the Persian Kitchen (Bloomsbury, 2016) was chosen by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the BBC Food Programme as one of the cookbooks of 2016. The book also won an M.F.K Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d’Escoffier. Her second book, Zaitoun chronicles recipes and stories gathered from her travels through Israel and the West Bank and will be published by Bloomsbury in summer 2018.
Before immersing herself in the kitchen, Yasmin read Law at university and worked as a human rights campaigner for a decade. She ran high-profile national and international campaigns on social justice and human rights, with a special focus on conflict in the Middle East.