Flavors of Iran: Saffron

Duration: 3½ hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $140

A staple of Iranian cooking, saffron imparts its delicate flavor and deep yellow hue to everything from aromatic stews and rice dishes to flavorful patties, desserts, and beverages. Join Omid as he delves into the rich history and cultural significance of saffron in Iranian cuisine while learning traditional methods of incorporating this precious spice into your cooking. You’ll make kuku seebzamini (saffron potato patties); reshteh polo (rice layered with toasted pasta, raisins, and dates and served with saffron lamb shanks and roasted vegetables); khoresh hulu (chicken and peach stew in saffron broth) and sholeh zard (saffron and rose water rice pudding).

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