Tag Archives: Spices
Traditional Style Spanish Paella from Valencia

Cooking for a Crowd? Family-Style Spanish Paella

It’s the weekend and on the weekend, we should cook feasts. Here is a good feast to share (and it can be a costly one because seafood and saffron can both be quite expensive.) Worth the cost, though, with a host of approving eyebrows raising the roof and a story to tell while chowing down. So, Paella.  First […]

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Saffron threads (World on a Fork)

Saffron: the Sexiest Spice on Earth

It soothed Alexander the Great after battle, launched wars between nations, and one single thread was once said to calm melancholy and ignite passion. The vibrant, red threads of this heavily sought after Middle Eastern spice has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat illnesses in the Middle East and Asia, to nuance […]

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