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Old 12-12-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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Default Where to Buy Saffron?

We need some saffron for a Christmas recipe. Where's the best (not expensive) place to buy it in Knoxville? I'd like to find something in West Knox if possible but don't want to pay too much. TIA!
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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We need some saffron for a Christmas recipe. Where's the best (not expensive) place to buy it in Knoxville? I'd like to find something in West Knox if possible but don't want to pay too much. TIA!
Since you said West Knoxville....... try phoning the new Kroger in Farragut. I bet they have it but would definitely recommend letting your fingers do the walking first.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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You can find it at most nicer grocery stores. If you're in west Knoxville/Farragut, go to World Market, Earth Fare, or probably any of tye Kroger's. I got Spanish Saffron at the Bearden Kroger.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:39 PM
 
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Where would it be in Kroger? We were just in the Farragut Kroger this evening and didn't find it with the spices. When I call, is there anything specific that I need to ask? Are there different types? We're making Swedish Christmas buns, and the recipe just says saffron.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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Where would it be in Kroger? We were just in the Farragut Kroger this evening and didn't find it with the spices. When I call, is there anything specific that I need to ask? Are there different types? We're making Swedish Christmas buns, and the recipe just says saffron.
I'd try Fresh Market which has a location in Farragut. If all else fails, I would think that Hispanic markets would carry it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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Where would it be in Kroger? We were just in the Farragut Kroger this evening and didn't find it with the spices. When I call, is there anything specific that I need to ask? Are there different types? We're making Swedish Christmas buns, and the recipe just says saffron.
It would be in a spice jar or tin in the spice section. I hear it used a lot in Spanish Rice or Indian dishes so it could be in a mexican market like JMT said. Let us know if you find it; you've piqued my curiosity!
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Where would it be in Kroger? We were just in the Farragut Kroger this evening and didn't find it with the spices. When I call, is there anything specific that I need to ask? Are there different types? We're making Swedish Christmas buns, and the recipe just says saffron.

Go to World Market at Turkey Creek. Do you know what you are looking for? It will be very thin, red threads packaged in a small envelope. The envelope may then be packaged in a spice bottle.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm going to call around tomorrow. I'm hoping to find it in powdered form though since I'm using it for baking.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm going to call around tomorrow. I'm hoping to find it in powdered form though since I'm using it for baking.

You'll probably have to grind it yourself. I don't think I've seen it powdered. Do you have a mortar and pestle? BTW it's gonna be about the same price everywhere (not cheap). Expect to pay 15 bucks or so for a small envelope of threads. But...you'll have plenty left over to make Spanish paella!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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You'll probably have to grind it yourself. I don't think I've seen it powdered. Do you have a mortar and pestle?
Oh yeah you can definitely buy powdered saffron. It comes in little packets that are about the same size as small yeast packets. My brother, who used to live in Sweden, goes to a Mexican grocery store where he lives in NC to buy powdered saffron for those Swedish Christmas rolls.

If all else fails, you can find powdered saffron at amazon.
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