It’s been an exalted ingredient of Iranian cuisine since ancient times. It lends its distinctive hue and pungent flavor to Spanish paella, Afghani pulao, and the fragrant couscouses of Morocco. In Sweden, they put a pinch of it in sweet yeast buns called Saffransbröd. And here in the horse-and-buggy counties of southeastern Pennsylvania, the dried red stigma of the autumn-flowering Crocus sativus finds its way into just about everything Justin Hulshizer puts on the dinner table.
Source: Meet One Of The Last Pennsylvania Families Growing American Saffron
If you’re interested in the food history of the Pennsylvania Dutch I highly recommend William Woys Weaver’s As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine
The article also mentions the book Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World’s Most Seductive Spice
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“Dutch Treats” contains more than 100 recipes from the 25 counties that form the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, replete with the history of each dish, its Pennsylvania German and ...
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De Ern Karrich was a tradition that focused on helping the needy in the community while giving thanks for the bounty of ...
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I bought some delicious peanut butter filled Hempzel brand hemp pretzels at Sonnewald Natural Foods in York County once and I was very satisfied ...
Bread, the staff of life in provincial times, was more than a dietary staple and in many 18th century households of this bygone era, it was the main course, together ...
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About 70 people gathered Sunday at the Lower Macungie Community Center and Schantz Barn for the Lower Macungie Barn Expo hosted by the township Histo
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Tractors rule at Old Time Plowboys show in Kutztown - Morning Call
The Plowboys Summer Show will be held at The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.
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Early Cattle and ‘Watered Meadows’ of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Preserving Pennsylvania: A series about the state’s 25-year history of saving local farms
The Historian: Fences and the Antes Garden
PHOTOS | Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association
Cocalico Corner: ‘Dutch Treats: Heirloom Recipes from Farmhouse Kitchens by William Woys Weaver
Before Thanksgiving there was Harvest Home
VIDEO | The fight to legalize industrial hemp in Pennsylvania
Dutch Meadows Organic Dairy in Paradise PA is a breed apart
Is homegrown hemp on the horizon for Pennsylvania Dutch Country?
A Look Back in History: When wheat was king in the Oley Valley
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
Barn Expo event in Lower Macungie sows knowledge
Tractors rule at Old Time Plowboys show in Kutztown
A Look Back in History: Colonial Trade with the Port of Philadelphia
EVENT | Taste The Harvest at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Georgian Keystones not just for mansions
A Look Back in History: ‘The Granary of the American Revolution’ in the East Penn
The Historian: Clover, Part I & II