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Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World's Most Seductive Spice
on November 30, 2012
I was pleased when Secrets of Saffron arrived in excellent condition soon after I ordered it. To my surprise, it had been signed by the author with a personal and familiar note to the previous owner. I have to admit to feeling a bit like an intruder, but after reading the preface and introduction, I felt like Pat Willard could be one of my very best friends, too.
Her writing style is open, personable, and warm, sharing the needed factual and mythical details in an easy manner that more than suggests that she enjoys both her subject and her activity. The story that I just read of her introduction to this most mysterious spice adds her personality to the mixture, making me want to connect further with the secrets she promises in the title. I also hunger to taste and smell its flavor as soon as my plants share their flowers with me. For now, I will savor this lovely book, hoping that she does tell the tale of saffron in India.
I know that I will enjoy this book and, adding her to the list of favorite writers, seek out others of Pat Willard's writing.