Saturday, March 22, 2008

Asafoetida Woes

okay, i'm loving the Indian cooking, really I am, but seriously--does this stuff have to smell so bad? i could smell it when i walked within two feet of the cabinet where it lives (and sometimes i really do think it's some sort of living, mutating entity). so, in an attempt to salvage what's left of my olfactory nerves, i have put the bottle of asafoetida in a bag and sealed it until i need it.

By the way, have you ever thought about how we're able to smell things? Go find out!

4 holla'd back:

Admin said...

Oh my gosh!! Soo funny! Devil's Dung is the coolest name for a spice... I totally want to smell it. Next time we come over, okay? And I'm wondering what in the world you put it in when cooking? Hmmm..

sandi said...

ooooooooooh April, you're SO smelling it! actually, i'm surprised you can't smell it from your house! and by the way, the baggie did NOTHING to hold back that lovely aroma; it permeates the plastic.

Anonymous said...

Please put that crap in a hole in the backyard until needed...gross!

sandi said...

Just as a follow up: my recipe book said to put it in an air tight glass jar. I did; that did the trick. It no longer smells up the kitchen.

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