The Green Café: Saffron: Iran’s Red Gold

November 30, 2015

Presented by Shirin Bahmanyar and Joshua Gendron of MCDB.

Shirin shared her cultural knowledge of the flower while Josh guided the discussion of the flower’s biology.  We learned about the most expensive spice in the world, made from the stigma of the flower.  We also shared saffron rice and the delicacy of saffron ice cream.  For photos from the event please follow our @GreenCafe14 twitter account.  And for more information on the topic please watch the full length video of the presentation on our Youtube channel “The Green Café at Yale” at