Edible gold leaf's origin, Saffron risotto, June 2015.

Edible Gold. Saffron risotto. food.

Did you know?

Saffron was used for its yellow color to give paintings - and later food - a resemblance to gold. This is how saffron risotto, as loved by the Milanese, was invented. The Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi upholds this legend by garnishing his saffron risotto with edible gold leaf.