- Paul H Aug 8, 2009 09:22 PM
Anyone know of a Bay Area source for Gumbo Filé?
Hell, virtually all supermarkets in the Bay Area sell gumbo filé. It's just dried, powdered sassafras leaves—no big deal. And one supplier is as good as any other supplier. The only caveat is that it doesn't keep well. So if a vial/package/small jar of gumbo filé has been sitting on a merchant's shelf for many, many months, it may be past its prime.