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The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen Hardcover – 17 October 2016
Food that’s tied to its source yet user-friendly enough for those unfamiliar with true Iranian cooking. Good stuff, in other words ― Los Angeles Times
Interesting food, approachable and just hits the spot, especially if you are a big fan of Ottolenghi -- Christopher Kimball ― Milk Street Kitchen
Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country’s most delicious recipes, adding her own modern twist to each dish ― Independent
Yasmin celebrates the rich history of Persian food with accessible recipes and enticing photographs. Fan of Ottolenghi? You’ll love this! ― Good Housekeeping
Delights that are achievable in a domestic kitchen, it is a balancing act of some beauty ― Literary Review
The recipes are sumptuous and the photos of this seldom glimpsed country are stunning ― Delicious
Yasmin Khan has lived and traveled widely in Iran, and The Saffron Tales . . . reflects traditions she knows intimately. But she has the rare gift of being able to translate her personal heritage into recipes even newcomers will be able to pull off. ― The New York Times Book Review
[Khan’s] food is a sensitive balance of tradition with modern tweaks. ― Los Angeles Times
Of all the books I read for this roundup, [The Saffron Tales] had the most recipes I wanted to try. The combination of simple and unusual gets me every time. An omelette with dates and cinnamon was a delight. Olives marinated with walnuts and pomegranates were cocktail-hour crack. ― The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Yasmin Khan is a writer and cook from London who loves to share people's stories through food. She runs Persian cooking classes and pop-up supper clubs, and consults on Iran-related artistic projects. Outside of the kitchen, Yasmin has worked as a campaigner running high-profile national and international campaigns for NGOs, and grassroots groups on issues such as poverty and militarism, with a special focus on the Middle East.
thesaffrontales.com / @yasmin_khan
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing (17 October 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1408868733
- ISBN-13 : 978-1408868737
- Item Weight : 1 kg 60 g
- Dimensions : 19.1 x 3 x 25 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #204,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My mother obviously doesn’t need recipes from her own motherland however this is still the perfect gift for her. Some of our most classic dishes, slightly westernised but still familiar to her taste palette. Filled with stories that’ll be sure to warm the coldest of hearts! That being said, this book still stays true to traditional Persian recipes and cooking and is just beautiful.
To the person who’s left a review referring to the food as ‘bland’ as it lacks spices. If you’re looking for recipes with more of a kick, then this isn’t the book for you and you’d be better off purchasing south Asian cook books or places more commonly known for spices. However, if you’re looking for punchy, flavourful, FRAGRANT (above all) food then please don’t look any further.
Just a stunning book all round filled with beautiful recipes. I urge anyone who’s unsure to do themselves a favour and buy this book. I know some of you might see this as a bias review but I grew up in London disliking Persian flavours and food and honestly wouldn’t give it the credit if I felt people from all backgrounds wouldn’t love this book. This book is easy to understand, well presented and everything a cookbook should be.
To all foodies and lovers of good food and damn good rice, look no further.
Now to buy one for myself!