About Yasmin



Yasmin Khan is a best-selling author, food and travel writer, and cook.

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 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.

Her forthcoming book, Zaitoun, (Bloomsbury, 2018), is a collection of essays and recipes inspired by her travels through Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Before immersing herself in the kitchen, Yasmin worked as a human rights campaigner for a decade, running national and international campaigns on social justice and poverty, with a special focus on conflict in the Middle East.

Yasmin is a regular media commentator and has appeared on programmes such as Newsnight, the Today programme, 10 O’clock Live, Sunday Brunch, BBC Food Programme and Cerys on 6. Her work has been published in the likes of the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, The Telegraph, Jamie Magazine, Food52, Food and Wine, Stylist, Roads and Kingdoms, AFAR, Eater, and Vogue to name but a few.




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

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