Saffron Bonanza

James Waddick
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:14:30 PST
Dear Robin and all, 

	Saffron is grown as a spice because of its unique aroma and taste. As such my describing it would not do it justice. It is used in a variety of cuisines, but perhaps no where as famous as ‘Saffron Rice’. A small pinch of the spice scattered in the water as rice is prepared or mixed with the freshly cooked rice gives off a most unique scent. It would take a wine expert to relate the combination of floral , citrus and woodsy. It is often added at the last minute to complex dishes to add yet another series of notes to the serving platter. I strongly recommend you try it, but be aware that it is said to be the most expensive spice in the world. Fortunately a very little goes a long way. 

	Enjoy.		Jim W. 

On Nov 4, 2013, at 11:10 PM, Robin Hansen <> wrote:

> Jim Waddick mentions the fragrance of saffron -- what does it smell like?  I can't recall mention of fragrance and I've not had any saffron-flavored anything.
> Robin 
> Hansen Nursery

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