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

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Annabegins1978 Jan 15, 2011 05:34 AM

For more info: http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archi...

  1. porker Jan 15, 2011 06:18 AM

    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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      johnnyboy Jan 15, 2011 09:44 AM

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

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        porker Jan 16, 2011 04:09 AM

        Dang! I was looking for the wrong stuff?!

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      wattacetti Jan 15, 2011 01:29 PM

      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.

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