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27 November 2013
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Here in Iran is the season of saffron, My city is the heart of Iran's saffron.

A single shell-shaped violet flower is in sharp centre focus amdist a blurred daytime and overcast garden backdrop of soil, leaves, and leaf litter. Four narrow spine-like green leaves flank the stem of the blossom before curving outward. From the base of the flower emerge two crooked and brilliant crimson rod-like projections pointing down sideways. They are very thin and half the length of the blossom.Image Enlarger

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Here in Iran is the season of saffron, My city is the heart of Iran's saffron.

A single shell-shaped violet flower is in sharp centre focus amdist a blurred daytime and overcast garden backdrop of soil, leaves, and leaf litter. Four narrow spine-like green leaves flank the stem of the blossom before curving outward. From the base of the flower emerge two crooked and brilliant crimson rod-like projections pointing down sideways. They are very thin and half the length of the blossom.Image Enlarger

Very pretty. I imagine a field full of these would be a wonderful sight to see.

 

27 November 2013
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Yes, Every morning people are going to their fields and collect Flowers, then bring them to the houses and family pick up saffron from its flower.

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27 November 2013
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Another One, it was nice to read your post. Around our house, we love to use the spice saffron, sparingly of course. It is probably the most expensive food item in US grocery stores. I first heard of the spice from the 1960s hit song "Mellow Yellow," by Donovan. In one of the verses, he sings "I'm just wild about saffron"… :)

27 November 2013
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Another One, it was nice to read your post. Around our house, we love to use the spice saffron, sparingly of course. It is probably the most expensive food item in US grocery stores. I first heard of the spice from the 1960s hit song "Mellow Yellow," by Donovan. In one of the verses, he sings "I'm just wild about saffron"… :)

Yes I heard that song. it was the first and the only time I heard Saffron an a none Persian song.

Today each Kilogram of saffron was 33,500,000 Rials. (1 Dollar= 29850 Rial)

 

 

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Another One, would that be "Ispahan" (all I know is the French spelling, from Pierre Loti's book)?

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27 November 2013
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Another One, it was nice to read your post. Around our house, we love to use the spice saffron, sparingly of course. It is probably the most expensive food item in US grocery stores. I first heard of the spice from the 1960s hit song "Mellow Yellow," by Donovan. In one of the verses, he sings "I'm just wild about saffron"… :)

Yes I heard that song. it was the first and the only time I heard Saffron an a none Persian song.

Today each Kilogram of saffron was 33,500,000 Rials. (1 Dollar= 29850 Rial)

 

 

Another One, I promise that the next time I listen to the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine," I will remember your post, and I will substitute the words "Saffron Submarine." Saffron is a more interesting color than plain old yellow, anyway. :)

Oh, and by the way, I'm going crazy trying to do the math here: 29850 rial = one dollar = how many grams of saffron?… Hmm, this is so difficult for me, to quote the Beatles, no wonder "You Never Give Me Your Money." ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

27 November 2013
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Another One, would that be "Ispahan" (all I know is the French spelling, from Pierre Loti's book)?

Isfahan is an important city in Iran: See

The book that you mentioned is about it.

 

 

 

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27 November 2013
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Bungalow Bob said
29850 rial = one dollar = how many grams of saffron?… :)

1 Kilogram of Saffron = 33,500,000 Rials

1 Gram = 33500 Rials

1 Dollar = 29850 Rials

1 Dollar = 0.89 Gram of Saffron

The price of saffron and Dollar may change every day.

Is this price the same as US?

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27 November 2013
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Bungalow Bob said
29850 rial = one dollar = how many grams of saffron?… :)

1 Kilogram of Saffron = 33,500,000 Rials

1 Gram = 33500 Rials

1 Dollar = 29850 Rials

1 Dollar = 0.89 Gram of Saffron

The price of saffron and Dollar may change every day.

Is this price the same as US?

Amazon.com is selling Mehr Persian saffron, 5 grams for $27.60, which comes to $5.52 per gram. (with free shipping over $35! :)  ) http://www.amazon.com/Persian-.....ds=saffron

So, we will pay considerably more for the better saffron here. As you know, there are inferior grades of saffron, that can be purchased for less. 

The next time I listen to the Beatles' song "Savoy Truffle," I will instead sing "Saffron Truffle." There is such a treat, I just looked it up: 

http://www.pastryaffair.com/bl.....ffles.html   ;-)

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Funny Paper said
Another One, would that be "Ispahan" (all I know is the French spelling, from Pierre Loti's book)?

Isfahan is an important city in Iran: See

The book that you mentioned is about it.

 

 

 

Yes, I read that book a few years ago.  Pierre Loti travelled throughout various places in Persia some time after 1900, often on horse or mule.  Fascinating.  (I also read his book L'Inde (1903), about his travels throughout India, as well as Constantinople (1892), about Istanbul.  Currently, I've been reading Japoneries d'automne (1889) about his travels to Japan.

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Bungalow Bob said

Another One, it was nice to read your post. Around our house, we love to use the spice saffron, sparingly of course. It is probably the most expensive food item in US grocery stores. I first heard of the spice from the 1960s hit song "Mellow Yellow," by Donovan. In one of the verses, he sings "I'm just wild about saffron"… :)

I was gonna butt in here to remind you all that our own Paul McCartney was the one whispering "Quite rightly..." throughout that song...but apparently it's NOT Paul after all, but Donovan himself! I just looked it up, and now I know better.

Nice to know it's the season of pretty saffron flowers and spices in Iran, AnotherOne...Here in Canada it's currently the season of SNOW, and it's miserable and cold! And it will be so for the next three months or so.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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vonbontee said

Bungalow Bob said

Another One, it was nice to read your post. Around our house, we love to use the spice saffron, sparingly of course. It is probably the most expensive food item in US grocery stores. I first heard of the spice from the 1960s hit song "Mellow Yellow," by Donovan. In one of the verses, he sings "I'm just wild about saffron"… :)

I was gonna butt in here to remind you all that our own Paul McCartney was the one whispering "Quite rightly..." throughout that song...but apparently it's NOT Paul after all, but Donovan himself! I just looked it up, and now I know better.

Nice to know it's the season of pretty saffron flowers and spices in Iran, AnotherOne...Here in Canada it's currently the season of SNOW, and it's miserable and cold! And it will be so for the next three months or so.

Here it's just about the season of extreme heat and annoying bush flies :)

 

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Another One, I have a greater appreciation now for your avatar's saffron yellow background. Did you pick it partly because of the color?

28 November 2013
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Here in Canada it's currently the season of SNOW, and it's miserable and cold!

Here it's just about the season of extreme heat and annoying bush flies :)

And here in Iran is cold too. Saffron flowers need coldness.

Another One, I have a greater appreciation now for your avatar's saffron yellow background. Did you pick it partly because of the color?

ahdn_george_06No, when I chose my avatar, I didn't think about the saffron.

Another product we make here frequently is Silk.

 

 

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