Yasmin Khan is a writer, cook and campaigner who is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food.
Born in London, to Iranian and Pakistani parents, Yasmin lived in Iran as a small child and has travelled back and forth from the country all of her life. In 2013 Yasmin launched a Kickstarter with the dream of writing a book that celebrated Iran’s rich culinary tradition and offered a window into the lives of Iranians today. The result of this work is her best-selling food and travel book “The Saffron Tales: Recipes From the Persian Kitchen” (Bloomsbury).
Before immersing herself in the flavours of the Persian kitchen, Yasmin worked as a human rights campaigner for NGOs and grassroots groups for a decade. She ran high-profile national and international campaigns on social justice, poverty and human rights issues and had a special focus on conflict in the Middle East.
Yasmin is a regular media political and cultural commentator appearing on flagship programmes such as Newsnight, the Today programme, 10 O’clock Live, Sunday Brunch and Cerys on 6. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, The Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, Sainsburys magazine, Stylist, Psychologies, Women and Home and Vogue.com.
Yasmin currently works as a freelance food and travel writer, runs cookery classes and pop up supper clubs and is working on her second book.