Taliouine Saffron

Taliouine  Saffron

Technical guide

Ingredients Saffron stigmas, from organic farming
Net weight 0.5 g
Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
Price incl. tax €13.50

Quince and honey flavor notes with a hint of orange marmalade.

Recommendations Use 3 saffron threads per serving. The threads should be steeped in 2 tablespoons warm water the night before, then added to a dish or sauce 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Another saffron tip from the gatherers in Taliouine: the pistils should be gently rubbed in your hand before adding them to a recipe or a cup of tea.

The words of Mathilde Rœllinger

I had the good fortune to spend several days helping harvest the saffron flowers and extracting their pistils alongside the families who belong to the cooperative. One of the growers confided to me that saffron occupied such a large part of their daily life that it was “like another child that requires constant care.”
High in the arid mountain range, growing the deep blue winter flowers is nothing short of a miracle.

Story

Taliouine saffron is the embodiment of the 20-family community who produces it at 1,200 meters of altitude in the Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The grower cooperative we work with was created in the early 2000’s to allow the region’s farmers and their families improve their living and working conditions by cultivating saffron in the remote, dry, celestial peaks. The cooperative’s aim was also to keep the inhabitants from emigrating away from the area and to cities in Europe. The saffron crop provides an extra source of income that supplements the livestock farms, olive groves, and almond and pistachio orchards that make up the primary agricultural activities of the area.
Today, the second generation of saffron growers are taking up the mantle of their parents; the children of the cooperative’s founders are now its acting members. With a certified organic label and PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) status, Taliouine saffron has successfully come into its own.