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Jan 15, 2011 05:34 AM

Have you heard of ambergris? Do you know if anyone is using it in Montreal?

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  1. I've been to Ambergris Key in Belize, looked for whale shit on the beaches, but alas, there was none. BTW, the Belizeans pronounce it differently than I did before the trip, they say am-BURR-giss.
    Never seen or heard about it in Montreal.

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    1. re: porker

      I think whale vomit might be a more appropriate terminology. Just as appealing though.

      1. re: johnnyboy

        Dang! I was looking for the wrong stuff?!

    2. You may have better luck speaking with someone in the perfume industry rather than on a food board. Johnnyboy's essentially right - it's waxy goo that sperm whales regurgitate though smaller lumps go the intestinal route.

      Haven't really heard of anyone using it for food.