Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 16:42:12 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Gumbo file'
You are right on. Do not add file to boiling gumbo.
I believe I read in a cookbook somewhere that file powder is never added
to gumbo while it is boiling nor is the gumbo returned to the boil after
the file has been added, or else it will become "stringy". Not being
much of a gumbo maker myself, is this in fact true?
Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu