Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World's Most Seductive Spice

Souvenir, 2002 - 240 pagina's
Saffron, a rare and evocative spice, has been used throughout history as a medicine, flavouring for food and as a colour dye for clothes. This entertaining and extravagant book, complete with fabulous ancient and modern recipes, outlines saffron's history. It has been used for thousands of years, in Cleopatra's palaces and driven crusaders to their deaths. It is still an exotic spice and must be gathered by hand from the fields of Southern Europe. A practical section on how to use saffron is included and hints of what to look for when buying. This is a book of enormous charm, offering a rare look at this most precious spice, as well as recipes for its enjoyment.

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SECRETS OF SAFFRON: The Vagabond Life of the World's Most Seductive Spice

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kirkus

An admiring account of an exotic spice with a long and varied history, by a food writer whose imagination keeps the story light and lively.Since the blossom of the crocus plant is the source of ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - TracyRowan - LibraryThing

Saffron is, in my opinion, one of the greatest flavoring agents in the world. I'm partial to it in baked goods and dairy products, and have developed my own recipe for saffron ice cream which is so ... Volledige review lezen

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