1 GRAM OF SAFFRON … OR THE ESTIMATES OF PURPLE RED OF 200 FLOWERS
200 purplish flowers, collected in the cold and foggy autumn dawns, before they open to the warmth of the sun, one by one, delicately, so as not to disperse the contents. Bring home in wicker baskets. Open by hand, separating the precious red stigmas and yellow stigmas with patient love. Collected in sieves and places to dry in the chimneys, with oak embers.
We will experience the magical atmosphere of the saffron harvest in the fields. Always considered “the red gold of Abruzzo”, we will learn how it is harvested and all the phases of processing on the farm.
- Harvesting saffron in the field
- Farm subsistence for grazing and preparation for roasting
- Lunch at a farmhouse