[Sca-cooks] Rue

Laureen Hart lhart at graycomputer.com
Mon Jan 26 10:48:48 PST 2009

I think that rue is exceptionally nasty and bitter (and without redeeming
culinary value, yuk).
I don't think the amount you put in a recipe poses a health hazard to
anyone, but better safe than sorry can't hurt.
I agree that celery or rosemary aren't bitter enough. The celery family can
be bitter but they add that particularly celery note.
I don't think Radish leaves are either. I think of them as being more
peppery, not bitter.
Feverfew is closer to the bitter nature of rue, but not quite as nasty. 

Randell Raye

Others have spoken on the celery and pumpkin substitutions, but no one
yet has commented on the rue issues and the reasons for the

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