Saffron: a high maintenance love affair

Saffron production is a labour of love – a process so labour intensive that it is hardly surprising that the fiery coloured spice is the most expensive in the world.

Over the coming months, we will follow Marie, a saffron farmer from Espira de Conflent, as she takes us step by step on the fascinating journey from the crocus to your table.

August to October

Having finished planting, just let things run their course….

Saffron fields

In early October, the first shoots will sprout

New saffron shoots

Then the first buds will appear

Saffron buds

And the first flowers will blossom

Saffron flower

And this week, a devilishly good dessert recipe…

saffron infused chocolate mousse

Missed the previous posts?
Catch up here:
Part 1
Part 2

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