Easy autumn feasts
Sabrina Ghayour has reinvented entertaining, with cookbooks that are manuals for modern dinner parties. These dishes are instant classics – scented, spiced and made for sharing
Share the scent and spice of Sabrina Ghayour’s thoroughly modern recipes
As a child, growing up in a Persian household meant endless parties, which we call mehmooni. My family regularly played host to others, and we would frequently attend big gatherings. Those parties, and the feasts we shared at them, became a huge and influential part of my childhood. The overwhelming noise of people animatedly greeting one another as they embraced; the loud, infectious laughter and the feeling of warmth shared. Food brings people together, convivial and uninhibited, differences forgotten. What you want is hearty and satisfying fare that excites the senses and hints at good times to be had. Those are the meals you’ll remember, the memories made.