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#46342 - 06/29/01 06:39 PM Saffron
Peg Offline
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Registered: 06/16/01
Posts: 5
Loc: Wisconsin
Hi, I am coming to Spain next Wed July 4, I can't wait, I love the info about olive oil and am planning to bring some back, but I would also like to get some saffron, I only want the real stuff, does any one have a clue as to where I might get some. I'll be traveling from Madrid to Salananca(pick up car) then to Sevilla, Grananda and Back to Madrid. My daughter is studying in Salananca for 3 weeks and loves it, says she is not coming home!! Thanks Peg
Almost on my way!!!

#46343 - 07/01/01 04:56 PM Re: Saffron
MadridMan Offline

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Registered: 05/06/00
Posts: 9072
Loc: Madrid, Spain (was Columbus, O...
Hi Peg!! I just searched the message board here (using the SEARCH link above/right) and you might find the long " saffron(?) " thread useful, particularly real_megia's posting.

But really, you should be able to walk into any grocery store and buy saffron so no fear for not finding it - at least in Madrid. laugh

Please let us know after returning where/what you finally found with regards to the saffron and olive oil. WE WANT TO KNOW! wink Have a GREAT time in Spain!

Saludos, MadridMan
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#46344 - 07/01/01 10:54 PM Re: Saffron
josie Offline
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Registered: 04/01/01
Posts: 26
Loc: Silver Spring, MD, USA
I brought saffron back to my relatives who enjoy cooking, and I bought it in the grocery store. I had seen it displayed for sale near the cathedral in Granada, but I was sure that they would be charging turista prices there, so I asked the senora in charge at my hostal (Nuevas Naciones, ) where to buy it, and she directed me to a store nearby. At this store the azafran came in cute little plastic boxes, 250 mg. for around 200 ptas. Easy to transport home, and gratefully received by my cooking relatives.

[ 07-15-2001: Message edited by: MadridMan ]

#46345 - 07/14/01 03:46 PM Re: Saffron
cantabene Offline

Registered: 10/03/00
Posts: 185
Loc: Baltimore, MD, USA
Josie, you overpaid. Let's call 200 ptas, in round numbers, a dollar. 250 milligrams is a quarter of a gram. At 4 dollars a gram, it cost you about $112 an ounce. You can buy an ounce of quality saffron right here in the USA, on the internet, for less than half of that.
Hope this helps.


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