>Sassafrass and Gumbo


I enjoy hot sassafrass tea on a cold day. My grandmother grew sassafrass and I recall watching her cook a pot of tea using the root. She told me that you must be careful when cooking it….but I don’t recall whether it was because it was poisonous or she thought that I might get burned at the stove! Our file gumbo uses sassafrass to thicken and it can be found in a few of my favorite file gumbo spice labels. Wikipedia has more to say in addition to Suite 101.


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I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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