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