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Re: asafoetida

There's several photos of it available at
http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/pictures/e-i-04.html .  Scroll down to the second to
the last group of photos on the page.  (If you can't access the page, let me know
and I'll email you a picture.)



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jones, Julie" <Julie.Jones@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <fatfree@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:26 AM
Subject: asafoetida

> Does anyone know what this stuff actually looks like, in it's original/plant
> form?  The reason I'm asking is that my best friend's grandmother, a proper
> Welsh "nain" ( pronounced "nine", and is Welsh for Grandmother) used to use
> the word "asiveta" as an expletive, and after much investigation, we found
> that she was referring to a cooking ingredient, which is asafoetida.  We
> know what it does, i.e. it's a sort of herb/flavouring, but we don't know
> what it looks like - and as my friend is a Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable
> Merchant, we'd really like to know, so he can find it in the market.  It's
> become a sort of "mission impossible" for us now, because we've been looking
> in to it for months, so when I saw the submission on the list about it, I
> just had to ask!  Any leads will be scrupulously followed up!
> Walk in love and light, all
> Jools