On Taste: Why is Saffron so Expensive?

“The most expensive food on earth costs more per ounce than silver.” This is how Max Falkowitz puts the preciousness of real saffron into perspective in his recent article on TASTE. As soon as we read this TASTE article, one thing came to mind: Gualtiero Marchesi’s iconic “Risotto Oro e Zafferano” dish, which actually includes a real…