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To some people, saffron -- arguably the most expensive spice in the world -- has a very distinctive taste. To others, it has no taste at all. One thing everyone can agree on is the color it imparts, a rich orange-gold, the shade of Tibetan monks' robes. When you buy saffron, be sure to buy the very best you can afford, even in a tiny fraction of an ounce; fortunately, a little saffron goes a very long way. When you cook, crush the saffron threads slightly between your fingertips, which will turn them a little bit yellow, but it's okay. Your risotto alla Milanese and paella and salmon tikka and brownies will thank you. Do you have saffron on your spice rack?
Saffron: like or dislike?