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07-28-2003, 12:51 PM
I'm going to make Steamed Couscous with Moroccan lamb broth, glazed onions, and fried almonds this fall, but I've never used saffron.
Penzey's offers 3 types, and I'm not sure which to choose. Has anyone tried them?
Kashmir Mogra Cream $10.95
Spanish Coupe Saffron $7.95
Spanish Superior Saffron $6.49
My first thought is to go with the Coupe, because it's in the middle. :rolleyes:
07-28-2003, 01:22 PM
I noticed that you live in Los Angeles and there are a lot of Indian/Middle Eastern stores there where you can get high quality saffron for MUCH cheaper than $6.95.
If you go to Cerritos, any Indian grocery store will sell you high quality Spanish Saffron (box wrapped in red paper with a gold string) for about 5 dollars for a medium sized box. A little saffron goes a long way so you don't really need that much. I would look in the directory to find an Indian grocery store or Middle Eastern store near you. You probably will have to ask the guy at the cash register as they keep the saffron elsewhere.
But if you are going to order off of Penzeys, probably get the $6.95 one.
I hope this helps!
07-28-2003, 01:46 PM
I have the Spanish Coupe Saffron. It's rich and flavorful, and a tiny bit goes a long way. Mine has lasted a loooong time. Go for it!
07-28-2003, 02:29 PM
I didn't even think of the area near Cerritos, even though they're having a big battle over whether to "name" the area "Little India." I don't get out there too often, but I could definitely squeeze it in.
07-28-2003, 03:08 PM
I have Penzey's Spanish Coupe Saffron. I use a pinch here and there. I agree with Phoebe, a little does go a long way.
If you're anywhere near the Fairfax district, you might also check out a place called All Spice where a lot of the local chefs purchase their herbs and spices. Can't give you my opinion, since I still haven't gone...
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