[Sca-cooks] true silphium laserpitium was herb seasoning question

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:08:20 PST 2007

Thanks!  I had already read the silphium piece....interesting that it's

Ian of Oertha

On 3/1/07, Johnna Holloway <johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu> wrote:
> I would recommend Andrew Dalby's account
> in his book Dangerous Tastes the Story of Spices.
> He covers both the extinct Silphium on pages 17-19
> and later Asafoetida or hing on pages 110 - 112.
> Oh and the book reproduces plates from a 1712 work that
> first showed how the sap was gathered.
> For an entry with a picture of the true variety from actual
> Ancient Greek coins from Cyrenaika
> see http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/Silphion.html
> Most recent mention that I could locate was:
> Also see http://www.slate.com/id/2159800/   where just a
> couple of weeks ago Slate mentioned that silphium was associated
> with the Valentine's Day heart.
> Also see
> http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=aa128e68-c333-49a4-905f-3eb0f24e2334&k=13003
> There are also several mentions in the Florilegium from times past.
> Johnna
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