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

Beacon Press, 1 apr. 2001 - 225 pagina's
Pat Willard's enticing exploration of the exotic spice saffron describes its journey from the ancient Sumerian kingdoms, Persia, and the island of Crete to the Pennsylvania Dutch in America. Through a beautiful blend of personal stories, myths, history, quotations, ancient remedies, and modern recipes, Willard takes us from Cleopatra's bath to the medieval court of France and beyond. A practical guide to buying, using, and even growing saffron as well as a cookbook containing recipes ranging from Paella Valenica to Saffron Consommť, this magical account is perfect for anyone who has ever been teased by this seductive spice.

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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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Over de auteur (2001)

Pat Willard is the author of Pie Every Day and A Soothing Broth. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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