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Sassafras root and filé powder in montreal?

pierrepblais | Feb 12, 201405:54 PM

Hi all!

I am slowly cooking my way through Alinea's cookbook and have reached a recipe that calls for both sassafras root and ground sassafras leaves (also known as Filé powder or gumbo filé I believe).

Anyone knows where this could be found in Montreal?

I've also heard that sarsaparilla bark could be a substitute to the sassafras root, if that's any easier to find around here...

thanks for any tips! Pierre

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