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:

April 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..

s 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!

bob marley & lucy liu 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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