'Zaitoun' Cookbook by Yasmin Khan
This dazzling cookbook brings to life Palestinian recipes with captivating personal stories and stunning photography. Food writer Yasmin Khan shares recipes and stories from her travels through the region; harvesting black olives from the groves of Burquin in the West Bank, hand-rolling maftool – the plump Palestinian couscous – in home kitchens in Jenin, and even findsing time to enjoy a pint with workers at the Taybeh brewery, which produces the first Palestinian craft beer.
As she feasts and cooks with Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, she learns about the realities of their everyday lives. Come along for the ride, fall in love with Palestinian cuisine, and taste over 80 colourful recipes, including herb-filled salads, quick pickles, fragrant soups, tender roasted meats and rich desserts.
“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
'A big bowl-full of delicious Palestinian recipes, plus lots of insightful and moving stories... Great stuff.'
– Yotam Ottolenghi
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From the home of the olive tree, Zaytoun found its feet in 2004 as a community interest company, providing support to reams of olive growers in Palestine. Zaytoun sprung from a love of good food – and was initially funded by hundreds of olive oil enthusiasts who gave advance payments for an ethical, wholesome, and artisanal oil that’d offer them that feel-good feeling when splashing it on a salad, or making food for their loved ones.
Zaytoun has expanded massively since then, and now prides itself on building real, living connections between countless Palestinian olive growers and the foodies who know good quality when they taste it.