Saffron comes from the crocus, a purple flower that originated in Greece. It takes 75,000 crocus flowers to make 1 pound of saffron. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Saffron: You Can Have Too Much Of A Good Thing

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Senate Passes Overhaul Of Food Safety System

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Aasif Mandvi plays Samir, a high-class chef who takes over his father's Indian restaurant after he has a heart attack. Matthew Cohen Creative hide caption

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'Daily Show' Star Whips Up A Food Movie -- And More

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Brewers Collaborate On Champagne Of Beers

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Eat Up: Eating a large meal at the holidays won't have a big impact on your weight, says one physiologist. That's because your brain keeps a close watch on food intake and can tolerate the occasional big meal. It's slow, steady weight gain that's more problematic. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Post-Feast Weight Gain Isn't As Bad As You Think

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Remembering The Scent Of A Meal

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A cup of coffee could soon cost you more. Prices for green coffee, the unroasted beans, have soared more than 50 percent over the past year. iStockphoto hide caption

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Amid Rising Demand, Price Of Coffee Beans Soars

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Food Chemist Answers Common Baking Flops

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