About Yasmin



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 get behind the headlines and 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, 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.

Before immersing herself in the kitchen, Yasmin worked as a human rights campaigner for NGOs and grassroots groups.  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 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, Jamie Magazine, Food52, Food and Wine, Munchies, Sainsburys Magazine, Stylist, Psychologies, Women and Home and Vogue.com to name.

Yasmin is working on her second book, Zaitoun, which will be published internationally by Bloomsbury in spring 2018.




Get in touch with her at yasmin@yasminkhanstories.com for bookings or collaborations

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