Sabrina Ghayour's first book Persiana won the Observer Food Monthly Award for 'Best New Cook Book 2014' and The Evening Standard has named Sabrina as one of '1000 Most Influential People in London’ for the second time in a row this year. Iranian born Sabrina Ghayour is a self-taught cook and food writer who hosted the hugely popular ‘Sabrina’s Kitchen’ supper club at her home in London, specialising in Persian and Middle Eastern flavours. Sabrina was named by The Observer Newspaper as one of the ‘Rising Stars of 2014’, and her first book Persiana was published by Octopus Books in May that year; her second book Sirocco will be published by Octopus Books in May 2016.
Sabrina has appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, C4’s Sunday Brunch, Gordon Ramsay’s F-Word, The Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen and Perfect. Her website and Twitter account have become a ‘go to’ destination for Persian and Middle-Eastern recipes and ingredient wisdom. Her supper clubs have been featured in The Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and her recipes have been featured in Delicious Magazine, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Sunday Times, Metro, Guardian, BBC Good Food Magazine and Waitrose Kitchen Magazine. Leading the trend in Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine, her past collaborations include hosting her own ‘Passage to Persia’ pop-up with Anna Hansen at the Modern Pantry with guest chefs Ben Spalding, Omar Allibhoy, Alexis Gauthier and Tim Anderson all cooking Persian food. Sabrina has also been regular guest Chef at Oliver Peyton’s ‘Friday Night Social’ pop-ups at The National Gallery and more recently Middle Eastern Feast collaboration with Bruno Loubet at his second restaurant Grain Store.
Sabrina makes regular appearances demonstrating at BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham and Taste of London, and in August 2013 was given prime slot at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, doing cookery demonstrations on the main stage and teaching at the Electrolux Chefs Theatre. A seasoned cookery teacher, she regularly teaches Persian, Moroccan, Lebanese and Arabesque cookery classes at Divertimenti cookery school as well as teaching and catering for both corporate and private clients. Sabrina specialises in cooking up colourful, moreish dishes with Eastern flavours in an abundant ‘Mezze’ style with unique recipes and techniques. She combines a creative use of ingredients with passion and flair to produce the kind of food that is not only vibrant and visual but nourishes the body and mind and always leaves you wanting more.