Saffron is the Bentley of the spice rack. The golden, rich and pungent powder rendered from the threadlike stigmas of the flowering crocus is the most expensive spice in the world. At various periods in history, this bouillabaisse staple has been worth much more than its weight in gold. This value stems from the fact that the labor-intensive crop yields just 5 to 7 pounds of saffron per acre. Kashmir Mogra Cream Indian Saffron, considered the finest on the globe, costs about $58 per quarter-ounce. OK, maybe it's not as expensive as those herbs that turn you into scruples-free Cheetos fiends with just one puff. But that's a helluva lot more expensive than... More >>>
The Saffron House teases with consummation, even on the walls. This relief depicts the sensuality of an Indian wedding.