Not sure if this is the right Chowhound forum to post in - apologies if it isn't!
Anyway, I am going nuts trying to find asaphoetida resin NOT powder. Every time I do a web search I end up at an Indian wholesale place in India, and then there was the place somewhere that was using the stuff for "Magicks" and selling black candles and well I want to avoid getting on their emailing list! It's been compounded powder the whole time.
Is there a store in Manhattan that actually sells the resin? I've checked out Kalustyans without luck. I keep hearing that the resin really is so much better in food, and I love the powder enough to make me want the resin!
Many thanks for your help in advance.
Weird that compounded stuff would be so hard. Usually it comes in powdered form, only 30% of asaphoetida in it. Give a micro-grater a try. The tool also is great for grating cheese!
p.s. Is your last name Hewat? Or are you "The Wat" as a handle. I ask because my last name is only one letter off!