The Saffron Tales

The Saffron Tales

By
Yasmin Khan
Contains
82 recipes
Published by
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN
9781408877456

Armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, British- Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country’s most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan to the cosmopolitan cafés of Tehran and the pomegranate orchards of Isfahan, where she was welcomed into the homes of artists, farmers, electricians and teachers. Through her travels, she gained a unique insight into the culinary secrets of the Persian kitchen and the lives of ordinary Iranians today. In The Saffron Tales, Yasmin weaves together a tapestry of stories from Iranian home kitchens with exclusive photography and fragrant, modern recipes that are rooted in the rich tradition of Persian cooking. All fully accessible for the home cook, Yasmin’s recipes range from the inimitable fesenjoon (chicken with walnuts and pomegranates) to kofte berenji (lamb meatballs stuffed with prunes and barberries) and ghalyieh maygoo (prawn, coriander and tamarind stew). She also offers a wealth of vegetarian dishes, including tahcheen (baked saffron and aubergine rice) and domaj (mixed herb, flatbread and feta salad), as well as sumptuous desserts such as rose and almond cake, and sour cherry and dark chocolate cookies. With stunning photography from all corners of Iran and gorgeous recipe images, this lavish cookbook rejoices in the land, life, flavours and food of an enigmatic and beautiful country.

In this book

  1. Breakfast
  2. Introduction
  3. Rasht
  4. A taste of Iran
  5. Mezze & sides
  6. The Persian store cupboard
  7. Tehran
  8. Salads
  9. Isfahan & shiraz
  10. Soups
  11. Mains
  12. Tabriz
  13. Bandar abbas
  14. Desserts

Recipes in The Saffron Tales

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