The Saffron Tales Cookbook Review

The Saffron Tales Cookbook Review

Title: The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen
Author: Yasmin Kahn
Published: September 27, 2016, Bloomsbury Publishing
No. of Pages: 240
Cover Price: $27.00 Hardcover, $9.50 Kindle

Food goes in and out of style just like clothing, and Middle Eastern food is all the rage. Persia conjures thoughts of the exotic, and The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen validates what we imagine. Yasmin Kahn introduces dozens of exotic, and tasty dishes that we can fall in love with and serve along with our regular favorites.

One night I made Barberry and Saffron Rice with Chicken and accompanied it with the Cucumber salad with Sekanjibeen Dressing. I couldn’t resist serving Sour Cherry and Dark Chocolate cookies for dessert. The recipes were all quite simple, easy to follow and delicious. I also made the Spiced Beef with Eggs and Spring Onion, which was a perfect brunch dish; we topped it with hot sauce and scooped it up with Persian flatbread. Yum!

Although some of the recipes call for special ingredients, I was able to order them online through Amazon; who knew that barberries could enhance so many dishes. Persian food is a new favorite at my house; this cookbook has recipes that almost everyone will love, and seasoned cooks as well as those who are inexperienced will be able to make them successfully. The book also has beautiful pictures, fascinating stories and explanations of the recipes, a comprehensive index (including a separate gluten-free and dairy free index), and meal planning tips.

If you have a taste for the exotic, The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen is a book you want to add to your recipe collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this cookbook.

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