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Old 12-01-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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Am I the only one who doesn't like Saffron?

Tonight, I tried Saffron for the 4th time in the past year or so. I just don't like it. Some things that I don't like, I can still appreciate how other people enjoy it. But saffron , to me , smells like cat urine. At first I thought maybe I just purchased a bad batch. But every time has been consistent, including the time I took a private cooking class in a professional kitchen, so I cant imagine that all 4 times I tried a crappy batch. I wish i liked it as much as everyone else. I feel like I am missing out on something. All that being said, my wife feels the same way about truffles. She cant understand how i like the smell / flavor.

To each their own I guess, but i just dont get it

Larry

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Old 12-01-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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I remember someone posting here not too long ago saying the same thing. Must be one of those foods that just hit different people in different ways.

I love saffron myself.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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I don't think it has that much flavor..,
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #4
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I think it has a very distinct and pronounced flavor. Paella is just not the same dish without it.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:32 PM   #5
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I agree with jenny - I'm not that crazy about saffron, either. Or truffles, for that matter. They taste like dirt to me.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:32 PM   #6
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I really want to like saffron, but it just doesn't do anything for me. I love the colour it adds to a dish, but just can't get excited about the flavour...meh. Okay, I taste it, but it doesn't send me to the moon and if it weren't there, I doubt I would miss it.
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I can get a tastier effect with turmeric and it's cheaper.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:03 AM   #8
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Overrated and over priced.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:33 AM   #9
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Well.... that settles it then. I'm taking all you guys off the guest list for our next Paella Party!

(Although I suppose you could at least stop by and enjoy the Margaritas.)
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:03 PM   #10
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All that being said, my wife feels the same way about truffles. She cant understand how i like the smell / flavor.

To each their own I guess, but i just dont get it

Larry

Tell your wife I'm in her corner. I love most mushrooms but truffles just taste like used feet to me. Love saffron however ... ;)
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