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

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

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Author/Contributor(s): Willard, Pat
Publisher: Beacon Press
Date: 04/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
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 Consommé, this magical account is perfect for anyone who has ever been teased by this seductive spice.