Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 16:42:12 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: Gumbo file' You are right on. Do not add file to boiling gumbo. Dennis >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? >Allen >> Dennis R. Preston Department of Linguistics and Languages Michigan State University preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]