Tag - saffron

Saffron, the red gold: color, savor and cure

Worshipped by ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. Praised by the Bible in the “Canticle of Canticles”. Associated with wisdom and the path to Nirvana by Buddhist monks who, by tradition, wear robes in the deep color of saffron. Even Michelangelo used it to paint the Sistine Chapel. Saffron is a spice with a long and glorious history, a history we have come to maim today, by confining it to the… kitchen area. Our ancestors knew better: there is a lot [...]