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Re: FATFREE Digest V97 #227

>For anyone wanting to try Jan's Indian soup recipe and attempting to buy
>asafoetida, a piece of advice (other than the smell - one recipe on SOAR
>described it as a 'dirty socks' smell, which put me off buying it for

That's a very conservative description.

>I have an Asian grocery nearby and they had never heard of it.
> I checked on the net and found that it also goes by the name of hing.  Now
>that Jan so kindly clarified the need for such an ingredient, I may look
>again.  I haven't had a chance to go back to the grocery since I learned this
>but I have a feeling I will be more successful this next time.

Try an Indian or Pakistani market.