A Visit to the Kitchen of Cookbook Author Sabrina Ghayour

January 31, 2015 7:33 AM

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A Visit to the Kitchen of Cookbook Author Sabrina Ghayour

THREE AND A HALF years ago, Sabrina Ghayour had no intention of cooking professionally. The Tehran-born Londoner worked on the marketing side of the restaurant industry until the economy faltered and she lost her job. That’s when Thomas Keller brought his restaurant the French Laundry from California to Harrod’s for a week, and Ms. Ghayour tweeted, in jest, that she should do a supper club called the French Laundrette. Next thing she knew, a local dining spot offered up its space and she was feeding 80 people to raise money for Action Against Hunger.

Since then, the seasoned home cook and caterer has been hosting supper clubs, pop-ups and classes nonstop. Last year, her best-selling first book, “Persiana,” took Britain’s kitchens, cookbook awards and best-of lists by storm. Her goal with the book was not only to show people how “accessible, beau...

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