Secrets of Saffron
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Secrets of Saffron


  • Author : Pat Willard
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2002-04-11
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0807050091


Secrets of Saffron Book Description :

There are few words as evocative as saffron. Over thousands of years it has perfumed the halls of Crete's palaces, made Cleopatra more alluring, and driven crusaders and German peasants to their deaths. While spices that drove adventurers to the ends of the earth, such as cinnamon, mace, and ginger, have become commonplace, saffron remains tantalizingly exotic. Nothing more than the dried stamens of the autumn-flowering purple crocus, it might as well be fairy dust. Resistant to modern horticultural technology, the fragile blossoms must still be gathered by hand from the ancient fields of Iran, Greece, Italy, southern France, and Spain. Secrets of Saffron is the story of this extravagant rover. Guided with wit and assurance by acclaimed food writer P...

The Secrets of Saffron Hall

The Secrets of Saffron Hall


  • Author : Clare Marchant
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008406288


The Secrets of Saffron Hall Book Description :

Two women. Five centuries apart. One life-changing secret about to be unearthed......

The Saffron Tales

The Saffron Tales


  • Author : Yasmin Khan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408868744


The Saffron Tales Book Description :

'Barberries, fresh herbs, date molasses, dried limes, saffron; Yasmin's Persian pantry staples are a roll call of my favourite ingredients. Her recipes are a mouthwatering showcase of a beautiful country' Yotam Ottolenghi 'Not just a great cookbook but a book full of stories – a love letter to Iran and its people' Diana Henry Armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country's most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan to the cosmopolitan cafés of Tehran and the pomegranate orchards of Isfahan, where she was welcomed into the homes of artists, farmers, electricians and teachers. Through...

The Saffron Trail

The Saffron Trail


  • Author : Rosanna Ley
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787471726


The Saffron Trail Book Description :

An exotic tale of lost family secrets from the #1 Kindle Bestseller 'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat 'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis 'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best ********** After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant. It's there she meets Amy - a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family's involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts. This connection will take Nell and Amy on a journey to find their own 'saffron trai...

Saffron  Crocus Sativus
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Saffron Crocus Sativus


  • Author : M Kafi
  • Publisher : Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-01-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 157808427X


Saffron Crocus Sativus Book Description :

Saffron is a precious spice which is mainly grown in Iran, India, Spain, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Morocco, and central Asian countries. Until recently, saffron was perceived only for its value as a spice. However, with recent research findings pointing to the medicinal properties of saffron such as its antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant effects, interest in this plant has increased. The book presents a comprehensive account of saffron which includes the historical background, acerage underproduction, yield and applications, botanical ecophysiology, production technology, irrigation, pests, diseases and weeds, genetics, sterility, reproduction and production of secondary metabolites by in vitro method, economic aspects, indigenous knowled...

The Saffron Gate
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Saffron Gate


  • Author : Linda Holeman
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755389148


The Saffron Gate Book Description :

A young American woman's journey to track down her missing lover becomes an enthralling adventure of mystery, passion, danger and self-discovery set against the spellbinding backdrop of 1930s Marrakech. Sidonie O'Shea enjoys the quiet life she shares with fiancé Etienne Duverger in upstate New York. But when Etienne suddenly disappears without word, she finds a letter amongst his belongings that turns her world upside down. Refusing to believe that Etienne would abandon her, Sidonie travels to Morocco in search of him, determined to know the truth. But nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover, both about the man she thought she loved and an unknown world of dangerous secrets in a country steeped in mystery......

Salt and Saffron
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Salt and Saffron


  • Author : Kamila Shamsie
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620405918


Salt and Saffron Book Description :

Aliya may not have inherited her family's patrician looks, but she is as much a prey to the legends of her family that stretch back to the days of Timur Lang. Aristocratic and eccentric-the clan has plenty of stories to tell, and secrets to hide. Like salt and saffron, which both flavor food but in slightly different ways, it is the small, subtle differences that cause the most trouble in Aliya's family. The family problems and scandals caused by these minute differences echo the history of the sub-continent and the story of Partition. A superb storyteller, Kamila Shamsie writes with warmth and gusto. Through the many anecdotes about Pakistani family life, she hints at the larger tale of a divided nation. Spanning the subcontinent from the Muslim inv...

The Saffron Kitchen
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Saffron Kitchen


  • Author : Yasmin Crowther
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-08-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440623295


The Saffron Kitchen Book Description :

In a powerful debut novel that moves between the crowded streets of London and the desolate mountains of Iran, Yasmin Crowther paints a stirring portrait of a family shaken by events from decades ago and worlds away. On a rainy day in London the dark secrets and troubled past of Maryam Mazar surface violently, with tragic consequences for her daughter, Sara, and her newly orphaned nephew. Maryam leaves her English husband and family and returns to the remote Iranian village where her story began. In a quest to piece their life back together, Sara follows her mother and finally learns the terrible price Maryam once had to pay for her freedom, and of the love she left behind. Set against the breathtaking beauty of two very different places, this stunni...

Saffron Grass

Saffron Grass


  • Author : Sudhir Reddy
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482811292


Saffron Grass Book Description :

A mysterious ancient Hindu relic is discovered deep in the jungles of Mexico, and a young professor from India is called to examine it. Ridden with death and danger, his odyssey unravels many deep hidden secrets of the erased history of mankind and culminates in saving the world from a global crisis. Provocative and awe-inspiring, Saffron Grass will change your perspective of the world as we know it....