Saffron spice is used in a variety of recipes: chicken soup, rice dishes, and saffron bread are probably the most common. Any good bouillabaisse (fish stew) will also feature saffron, while saffron risotto ala Milanese is a wonderful Italian rice dish made with arborio rice and Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Saffron sales are especially high during Easter, as many Slavic and Scandinavian cultures have traditional bread, roll or Easter cake recipes featuring this spice. These recipes often call for almost a whole packet of saffron, which is why they are reserved for only the very special family occasions. Try our Coupe Grade Saffron for an even deeper golden color.