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where can i find rue (herb)? [from Home Cooking]

mary shaposhnik Apr 2, 2010 09:01 AM

I mean this herb:


What type of store would usually carry this? I'm in NYC. Thanks.

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    dfrostnh RE: mary shaposhnik Apr 2, 2010 09:36 AM

    Please be careful with identifying this herb. It looks much too green to be the rue that is typically sold at garden nurseries so it may be a completely different plant. The rue with which I am familiar is more gray green. Some people have skin reactions to rue.

    1. ChefJune RE: mary shaposhnik Apr 2, 2010 11:52 AM

      I can't imagine you would find it anywhere except perhaps one of the Greenmarket farmers. It's not much used in any cuisines I'm familiar with.

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        kathryn RE: ChefJune Apr 3, 2010 10:44 AM

        Ditto -- for more obscure herbs I always just end up talking to the folks at Stokes Farm.


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        StheJ RE: mary shaposhnik Apr 2, 2010 12:13 PM

        Try: http://www.kalustyans.com/

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          chow_gal RE: StheJ Apr 2, 2010 01:31 PM

          This is a fresh herb the OP is looking for. Kalustyan's is great for dried.

          123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

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            StheJ RE: chow_gal Apr 2, 2010 02:04 PM

            How do you know she wants the fresh herb? The picture on the linked page has both and she doesn't specify... Let's try to be helpful: How about suggesting a place where she could find the herb, fresh or dried?

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              chow_gal RE: StheJ Apr 3, 2010 10:28 AM

              Oh, uh. Sure. Apologies to you, and the OP.

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                mary shaposhnik RE: chow_gal Apr 15, 2010 08:24 AM

                This thread got moved from its original board and I only just now found it...

                Sorry I didn't specify, but I'm looking for the fresh herb--hence Kalustyan's isn't a source.

                It is used in Ethiopian coffee--just a little branch submerged in your cup, like a twig of rosemary. I had had it there, but didn't know the English name until now.

                123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

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                  kathryn RE: mary shaposhnik Apr 15, 2010 10:29 AM

                  Definitely try to contact the Stokes Farm folks. They are the best source of unusual herbs at the Greenmarket.

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          tex.s.toast RE: mary shaposhnik Apr 15, 2010 11:05 AM

          I just saw rue plants avaialble for sale at shannon florists/nursery off the south end of greenwood cemetary near the intersection of mcdonald ave and ft hamilton pkway, opposite the cemetary.

          hadn't heard of it or seen recipes that called for it, so i left it on the shelf.

          what are you looking to do with it?

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