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