Yasmin Khan - Zaitoun (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meet & Greet

"Yasmin Khan draws on her vast experience as a storyteller, cook, human rights activist, itinerant traveler and writer to create a moving, empathetic, hugely knowledgeable and utterly delicious book." —Anthony Bourdain

In Zaitoun, Yasmin Khan unlocks the flavors and fragrances of modern Palestine, from the sun-kissed pomegranate stalls of Akka, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, through evergreen oases of date plantations in the Jordan Valley, to the fading fish markets of Gaza City.

Palestinian food is winningly fresh and bright, centered around colorful mezze dishes that feature the region’s bountiful eggplants, peppers, artichokes, and green beans; slow-cooked stews of chicken and lamb flavored with Palestinian barahat spice blends; and the marriage of local olive oil with earthy za’atar, served in small bowls to accompany toasted breads. It has evolved over several millennia through the influences of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Bedouin cultures and civilizations that have ruled over, or lived in, the area known as ancient Palestine.

In each place she visits, Khan enters the kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their cuisine and sharing heartlifting stories.

Yasmin Khan is the author of The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen. Her writing has appeared in Food52, Saveur, and Roads and Kingdoms. A former human rights campaigner, she now lives in London.

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781324002628
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 5th, 2019


"Yasmin Khan draws on her vast experience as a storyteller, cook, human rights activist, itinerant traveler and writer to create a moving, empathetic, hugely knowledgeable and utterly delicious book." --Anthony Bourdain.