Everything You Should Know About Saffron
Saffron is the reddish-orange dried stigmas of the purple crocus flower. It has a complex scent and flavour that can be difficult to describe… The dried stigmas have a deep woody smell on their own, but they add a sweet earthy scent and flavour when added to food. Too much saffron can make a dish bitter though, so you generally only need to add a pinch to whatever you’re cooking. Which is a good thing, because saffron is very expensive!