Yasmin Khan’s new recipes: cooking in refugee camps from Greece, Turkey and Cyprus

Yasmin Khan’s new recipes: cooking in refugee camps from Greece, Turkey and Cyprus

The Guardian

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The chef and author was inspired by acts of care for immigrants to raise awareness and make a connection through food

Two stories in Yasmin Khan’s cookbook Ripe Figs tell of the power of food.

In the first, Khan recounts how Greek volunteers started bringing containers of food for migrants who were sleeping in a park – but insisted on the food being homemade. “We wanted to convey the message that somebody cares about you. Cares enough to spend their afternoon baking a cake that smells or feels like home,” said Nadina Christopoulou, one of the founders of the initiative.

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