Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Old Adage: "Variety is the Spice of Life," is true. As I was designing our possible remake of Old Sweetwater, I was trying to use every inch for storage and thought about spices and spice racks.
Do you know what the most expensive spice is in the world? Saffron! We once had a dear neighbor who hailed from New York City. She had danced for a living back in the 1930's and was still a little fire cracker.
One day when I asked her if I could get her anything at the store, she threw her long silk, brightly colored scarf behind her shoulder dramatically; tilted her wildly thick, wavy gray-haired head to one side and piped up, "Yes! I'd love some Saffron for my rice!"
One ounce of Spanish saffron is....uh hem....$160.00. ONE OUNCE. No wonder Donovan was mad about saffron! What's YOUR favorite spice of life (along the line of cooking)? Below is a compact spice rack from Dean and DeLuca, magnetic and rotating spice racks found in many stores.