Cook the Book is a book club with a difference, and we are so excited to be welcoming acclaimed author Yasmin Khan to cook from her debut cookbook The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen.
This is an amazing chance to meet British-Iranian author Yasmin, to watch her cook, hear stories from her travels around Iran, armed with little more than a notebook and a jar of pomegranate molasses, and understand more about this amazing cuisine.
This is what people have said about The Saffron Tales:
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)
Poetry in pistachios and pomegranates (Guardian)
Yasmin Khan has lived and traveled widely in Iran, andThe 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)
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)
Date: Sunday 18th June 2017
Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley
Cost: £65, including a cookery demonstration, dinner and wine.
For testimonials and more information see our website http://www.rachels-kitchen.com/whats-on/
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With a degree in Theology and no culinary ability whatsoever, Rachel's passion for cooking started while on VSO in Zambia. Having never cooked before, she was forced to rethink her life in a village with no supermarket.
So, she started baking her own bread, making granita using lemons from her garden, and the rest, as they say, is history.
After graduating in Cuisine and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, Rachel went on to work with some of London's most inspiring chefs at Galvin Bistro de Luxe in Baker Street, and Lanka Patisserie in Primrose Hill.
In June 2010 Rachel started Rachel’s Kitchen as a way to share her passion for great food using quality ingredients.
She has since taught thousands of people the confidence to create delicious dishes in the kitchen, and was delighted that Rachel's Kitchen was awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016.
With her relaxed approach, fun teaching style and hearty flavours, Rachel has become the chef of choice for both private and corporate clients, and for brushing up on your cooking skills whilst smiling at the same time.