It turns out that Saffron is the gold of spices.
On Sunday I stopped to shop at Stop & Shop and checked out the spices aisle. From a cost perspective, Saffron blows the rest of the spices out of the water. It turns out saffron is the stamen of a special crocus plant. Because of the labor intensive process to collect it, it’s stupidly expensive. like… between $5000.00 and $7000.00 a pound. That’s… very pricey.
For now, my kitchen will remain saffronless.