About Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan is a food and travel writer who is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food. Yasmin launched The Saffron Tales on Kickstarter with the dream of writing a cookbook that celebrated Iran’s rich culinary tradition and offered a unique window into the lives of ordinary Iranians today through their food. With the support of nearly 300 Kickstarter backers from around the globe, she travelled around Iran with Tehran-based photographer Shahrzad Darafsheh, collecting recipes and stories from people she met along the way. Prior to immersing herself in the flavors and fragrances of the Persian kitchen, Yasmin worked as a human rights campaigner for NGOs and grassroots groups running national and international campaigns with a special focus on the Middle East. Her writing and recipes have appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, Sainsburys Magazine, Waitrose Weekend, Psychologies, Women and Home and Stylist magazine. @Yasmin Kahn Stories

A sheet pan with 9 chicken thighs covered in a deep reddish sauce, blackened in spots.

Pomegranate Sumac Chicken

A sticky, sweet, and lightly spiced platter of roasted chicken thighs sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? Let us assure you, it really is.