The World's Most Precious Spice.
I love saffron for its flavor, aroma and color. But saffron's rich history and legendary powers add mystique to the spice, used around the world in myriad ways. Explore of world of possibilities with these great recipes from around the globe.
Saffron is the world's most costly substance, arriving in the West along the ancient Silk Road. Prized for its presumed medicinal and erotic properties, the Romans of the Empire loved it. By 14th century saffron was in wide use as a spice, color and medicine. Venice, having fleets and access to the entire Mediterranean, rose on a sea of saffron, ruling Mediterranean trade for centuries.
But most of all, saffron is delicious, adding a game changing flavor and aroma to your cooking. Enjoy.