[Sca-cooks] hyssop substitute

Spices at Spicewells spicewells at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 10 14:19:47 PDT 2009

Hyssop is in the mint family and has a bit of an anise flavor.  I don't find it to be particularly sage-ish.  
Though our webstore is still under construction, if you put her in contact with me, I can send her some dry hyssop.

From: "Pixel, Goddess and Queen" <pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:19:50 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] hyssop substitute

The Consort's person-at-arms is looking for hyssop to reproduce a chicken dish* she had at a feast, but she lives in a fairly rural area so she's not likely to find it at a health-food store. Is hyssop the sort of thing you can substitute--I don't know what it tastes like so I haven't been able to suggest anything. Gernot Katzer's page on it suggests that she could leave it out and increase the sage a bit, but I thought I'd check with the brain trust.. ;-)


Margaret FitzWilliam

*The recipe is one of the modern recipes off the GodeCookery site, but we want to encourage her non-fighting interests so I'm being good and holding my tongue on that part.
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