File Powder

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File Powder - TheRecipe.Website

File Powder

File Powder (Sassafras albidum) -The ground leaves of the sassafras tree, a member of the laurel family, are also known as gumbo file (pronounced FEE-lay or fee-LAY). Used by the Choctaw Indians and in Cajun and Louisiana Creole cooking, they act as a seasoning and thickener. The bark of the roots of the same plant used to be used to make root beer, and the flavour of the ground leaves is faintly reminiscent of this old-fashioned favourite.

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