Saffron; enticing, evocative, rich and rare. Worth more per ounce than gold. The basis of many a legend, painter’s palette and traveller’s tale, but also a cooking ingredient that infuses colour, flavour and taste to any dish.
Take a journey through these contemporary recipes, all containing saffron and blending cultures from Persian to English……wherever the Spice Route brought saffron into daily use in the kitchen.
But this is a cook book with a twist. The 30 recipes using sought-after saffron are combined with delightful destinations in and around the town of Saffron Walden in Essex – historically the premium saffron producer for England.
Create your own ‘Spice Route’ by visiting this picturesque medieval market town that nestles against the borders of Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk, to discover this fascinating and surprising contribution to agricultural, financial and gastronomic history.