Amidst the olive groves of Jerusalem, the pulsating spice markets of Nazareth and the vineyards of Bethlehem, travel writer and cook Yasmin Khan falls in love with the flavours and fragrances of modern Palestine. From the colourful array of mezze dishes that make use of the region's bountiful vegetables to slow-cooked stews flavoured with Palestinian barahat spice blends, Palestinian food rejoices in satisfying all the senses. In each place she visits, Yasmin enters the homes and kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their ancient cuisine and sharing heart-lifting stories. Featuring more than 80 modern recipes that are all fully accessible to the home cook, Zaitoun reveals and revels in the delights of the Palestinian kitchen.
Yasmin Khan is a best-selling author, campaigner and cook who is passionate about sharing people's stories through food. Her debut book, The Saffron Tales, was named by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and BBC Food Programme as one of the cookbooks of 2016. Prior to working in food, Yasmin trained in law and worked as a human rights campaigner for a decade.