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Jane Raven and Lisa Seigle

Jane Raven and Lisa Seigle from Foodies Across the Pond, join forces to share the stories of food purveyors, food bloggers, food producers and other friends within the food world. They also share their own stories and passion for cooking with a dash of fun and sprinkle of laughter.

SAFFRON: Answering all your questions with Melinda of Peace and Plenty Farm
SAFFRON: Answering all your questions with Melinda of Peace and Plenty Farm
In our 4th episode, Jane and I are so excited to delve into all things saffron! From the gorgeous crimson color to the sweet and spicy flavor that elevates even the simplest of dishes, we can't wait to learn more about one of our favorite ingredients!Our special guest is someone who definitely knows all about saffron -- Melinda, of Peace and Plenty Farm.  She and her husband, Simon, own the largest saffron farm in North America.  They have learned what it takes to grow, harvest and produce saffron as well as incredible saffron products that truly highlight this beautiful spice. What you'll learn:Why saffron is so expensive (there's a VERY good reason!)Why Melinda and Simon chose saffron over other easier crops (and why no one else grows saffron in California)Melinda's journey from Hawaii to Paris to Northern CaliforniaSaffron products that are created and made on Melinda and Simon's farmHow to make the perfect, creamy saffron risottoThe secret to Jane's saffron ginHere are links from this week's episode!Peace and Plenty Farm Myrtle's KitchenA Menu for YouYou can find Myrtle's Kitchen and A Menu for You on Instagram:Myrtle's Kitchen InstagramA Menu for You InstagramWe hope you enjoyed this episode and would be extremely grateful if you'd help us grow by clicking like and follow, leaving a review, and giving us a 5 star rating.  Also it's a big help if you share our podcast.   You can share via email or social media.If you have anyone you'd love to see as a guest on a future episode, or any suggestions or questions feel free to email us at:food@myrtleskitchen.co.uk OR lisa@amenuforyou.com