4566Re: Apicius 6.8.1
- Dec 7, 2008--- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, Samia al-Kaslaania <samia@...> wrote:
> Asofoetida is Latin for "putrid garlic" . :) That is the name of the
> spice though, I've bought it at a grocery co-op in Minneapolis.
> nothing else like it. It's almost garlic, but not quite fennel andquite
> pungent. The cat who inspects everything ran away from it.It is easily available at any Indian grocery, if you live in a big
> You should be able to order some from an online resource. It's still
> used in Indian cuisine today.
city. The product may be labelled as "Hing." Sometimes the owners of
these stores get confused when you ask for asafoetida. This product
is usually cut with a variety of substances like wheat flour or even
The Indians treasure it as an onion substitute (onions forbidden to
strict Hindus)but also for its medicinal effect of helping with
digestion and flatulence. Strangely enough, asafoetida must be fried
in oil before eating or it causes diarrhea.
You can buy pure asafoetida resin here:
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