[Sca-cooks] galangal

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Sun Nov 19 13:05:28 PST 2006

sells bottles of galangal powder for $3.40 per ounce.

www.shopping.com shows two companies selling Laos powder- galangal for 
between $5 and $6 per 2oz bottles.

And, in the UK, there are lots of mailorder sites

toodles, margaret

--On Sunday, November 19, 2006 2:55 PM -0600 Stefan li Rous 
<StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> Celia commented:
> <<< Auntie Arwen's blend sounds pretty much where I'm trying to
> go, except that I'm also not familiar with galangal.  But I may give
> hers a
> try if I can't figure out my own blend, and see how it works out. >>>
> You might want to just order some of Arwen's blend, at least to try
> it. The catch is the galangal. You can find out more about galangal
> in the link I give below. The trick is getting the galangal into a
> powdered form that can be used in such a spice mixture. Galangal is a
> root and generally when you find it, it will be in large chunks, up
> to about a quarter inch in size. There are a number of reports in the
> file about galangal, because it is very hard, distroying spice
> grinders. I have found galangal in powdered form, once in an oriental
> market. I think that the Pepperer's Guild may sell galangal in
> powdered form since they sell a spice mixture which includes it.
> Since I wanted it for the spice mixture, and they sold that, I just
> bought the spice mixture.
> At least in the form of the large root chunks, it should keep quite
> well.
> galangale-msg     (30K)  6/11/06    Period use of the spice galangale.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/galangale-msg.html
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