SPICE TRAIL

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/21/2013 - 9:00am - 9:59am
Program Title: 
VANILLA AND SAFFRON
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
Kate Humble explores saffron in Morocco and Spain and discovers the history of vanilla in Mexico.
Long Description: 
Kate Humble visits Morocco and Spain to uncover the story of saffron, the world's most expensive spice. She joins a farmer and his family in the Atlas Mountains as they harvest their crop, and meets a man who conducts DNA tests to make sure the substance is genuine. Kate also heads to Paplanta in Mexico to learn about the history of vanilla, which was introduced to Europe by conquistador Hernan Cortes.