Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A pinch of saffron in the pumpkin soup - Haiku poetry showcase by Alan Summers at Cornell University USA

A month of haiku poems by Alan Summers at Cornell University, Mann Library, USA

Cornell University, Mann Library
Supporting learning and research in the life sciences, agriculture, human ecology and applied social sciences: http://mannlib.cornell.edu/




lullaby of rain
another pinch of saffron
in the pumpkin soup


Alan Summers

Award Credit: 

Editors' Choices, Heron’s Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4: Dec. 2012)
http://theheronsnest.com/commentary124.html    


 
How do you like your pumpkin soup?  

Velouté de potiron au safran?

velouté de potiron
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sukdmG0k1Xs

or...

Saffron Pumpkin Soup Served in Mini Pumpkin Bowls?
http://www.phamfatale.com/id_810/title_Saffron-Pumpkin-Soup-Served-in-Mini-Pumpkin-Bowls/


image©Dave Yoder for The New York Times


Saffron Flavored Pumpkin Soup

    1 Kabocha squash, approximately 4 pounds
    2 leaks, trimmed
    3-4 cups of milk
    1/4 cup of flour
    4 tablespoons of butter
    1 teaspoon of salt
    1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
    1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder
    A large pinch of saffron
    1 whole nutmeg

Cooking with Alia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PZW2JfLPpA


Navelli Journal
Growers Feel the Squeeze to Sell a Pinch of Saffron and the fascinating story behind saffron:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/world/europe/13saffron.html?_r=0

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