How it works:
- Opening: a local claims to be a chef at a five star hotel and is on the way to buying high quality saffron. He invites you along.
- Set-up: at the market, he brings you around various stalls and encourages you to buy saffron or other spices. The saffron here is probably safflower (cheaper substitute), turmeric, or even pink colored noodles!
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Ignore such touts and avoid buying saffron in Egypt as it is usually not of good quality.