Yasmin Khan is a writer, campaigner and cook who is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food.
Born in London, Yasmin lived in Iran as a small child and has travelled back and forth to the country all of her life. In 2013, she launched a Kickstarter motivated by a desire to offer a window into the country through its cuisine. The result of this work is her critically acclaimed and best-selling book “The Saffron Tales: Recipes From the Persian Kitchen” (Bloomsbury) which was chosen by the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal and the BBC Food Programme as one of the cookbooks of 2016.
Before immersing herself in the Persian kitchen, Yasmin worked as a human rights campaigner for NGOs and grassroots groups for a decade. She ran high-profile national and international campaigns on social justice and poverty with a special focus on conflict in the Middle East.
Yasmin is a regular political and cultural commentator and has appeared on programmes such as Newsnight, the Today programme, 10 O’clock Live, Sunday Brunch and Cerys on 6. Her work has been published in the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, The Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, Sainsburys magazine, Stylist, Psychologies, Women and Home and Vogue.com to name but a few.
Yasmin currently works as a writer, public speaker and cultural commentator as well as running cookery classes and pop up supper clubs around the world. She advises on cultural projects relating to the Middle East and is working on her second book which will be published by Bloomsbury in spring 2018.
Get in touch with her at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings or collaborations