[Sca-cooks] Apicius question(s)

lilinah at earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 3 10:22:58 PST 2009

Cailte wrote:
>  First, it seems like almost every time, the whole herb garden
>  goes into the pot.  Well, perhaps that isn't so odd since we do
>  the thyme, rosemary, parsley, marjoram thing.

I don't agree it's the whole herb garden. But what i do see is a 
small selection of seasonings used over and over, often in the 
identical combination.

When cooking i try to balance flavors so that the dishes taste good 
and do not use the ingredients in the same proportions.

>  Second, there is no indication of what to substitute for laser
>  (which appears to be in everything as well... no wonder it's
>  not around any more).

Asafoetida (asafetida), called Hing in South Asian markets.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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