Saffron

Safron

Appears in

Classic Turkish Cooking

By Ghillie Basan

Published 1995

  • About

Turkish saffron is an imitation saffron made from wild flowers in the southeast of Turkey. It looks similar, but doesn’t have a great deal of flavour. It is mainly used for its colour in a few rice dishes and in hot yogurt soup. Real saffron, the delicate spice from crocus flowers, is used in special dishes such as zerde but it comes from India and Iran.