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The Saffron Tales by Yasmin Khan

Posted by Nigella on the 28th April 2016
Photo of Yasmin Khan's Persian Love Cake
Photo by Shahrzad Darafsheh and Matt Russell

Extract taken from The Saffron Tales, by Yasmin Khan
Photography © Matt Russell
Published by Bloomsbury, 2016, £26.00, hardback

All good cookery books are as much about life out of the kitchen as in it — and Saffron Tales is a case in point: this is so much more than a compilation of recipes, gorgeous though they themselves are. This is a book that tells a story, both cultural and personal, and her voice is as engaging as her food. There are so many recipes that jostled for a place here — Burnt Aubergine and Walnut Dip, Carrot and Pistachio Salad, Butternut Squash and Dried Lime Soup, Prawn Coriander and Tamarind Stew, just to give you a small but delectable taster — but in the end I had to plump for Persian Love Cake. Read the recipe and you’ll see why.

Book cover of The Saffron Tales by Yasmin Khan

Try this recipe from the book

Persian Love Cake
Photo by Matt Russell
Persian Love Cake
By Yasmin Khan
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