Sabrina Ghayour

Freekeh, if you haven't come across it before, is roasted green wheat, with a nutty, often smoky flavour. It's widely used in the Middle East and can be bought cracked, wholegrain and even ready-cooked.
This rice dish has delicate spicing and is studded with lean cubes of British lamb, steam-cooked to perfection. Sabrina credits Asma Khan ,who runs the successful supper club Darjeeling Express, for helping her with a simplified version of the recipe. And my thanks to both of them - another winner.
The highlight of the Suffolk foodie calendar for me is the annual Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings. It's a non-profit making event designed to showcase the many excellent food and drink producers we have in this part of the world and it's how I've met many of the people who've featured on these pages and whose food I have cooked and eaten.
Persiana, published by Mitchell Beazley, is Sabrina Ghayour's first book and it's crammed full of wonderfully cookable recipes. I really struggled to decide which ones to share with you because I'd like to cook and eat everything in it.