Saffron: French Red Gold
Saffron is most definitely one of my favourite spices. The heady aroma as it cooks makes my mouth water.
The crimson threads are harvested from the stigma of the crocus flower. Saffron is the world’s most costly spices by weight – unsurprising as it takes it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 handpicked flowers to make just one pound of saffron.
Click on the link below to find out more about how it’s harvested in the French Dordogne in this article taken from The Good Life France Magazine.