Banned Countries Dinner Series

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I’m proud to be working with Roads & Kingdoms on their first Banned Countries Dinner in honour of the Iranian New Year. This verdant celebration of spring offers a unique opportunity to come together at this critical time to celebrate what we have in common.

It’s clear to me that Trump’s arbitrary Muslim travel ban comes on the back of decades of anti-Iranian and anti-Muslim rhetoric by politicians and in the press. It was this chasm between the Iran I have always known and loved, and how it is routinely depicted, that prompted me to set off on a 2,000-mile journey though the country for my book, The Saffron Tales. I traversed the country interviewing a cross-section of Iranians in their home kitchens to share stories of everyday Iran.

Food has a unique power to build connections and in these troubled times, and this could not be more important.

You can buy tickets for the dinner here. All proceeds go to the IRC

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