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The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen Hardcover – 17 October 2016

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One of the more engrossing cookbooks I read this year . . . Nations speak and, in some cases, survive through their culinary traditions. This book is an incomparable and important examination of Iranian society through its kitchens and cuisine -- Jessica Kaslow ― Sqirl

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


Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 439 ratings

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