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Camphor Wood Source?

boris_qd Nov 15, 2012 10:33 AM

I'm looking for a source of camphor wood to make a chinese smoked duck recipe. Any suggestions?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: boris_qd Nov 15, 2012 12:54 PM

    Some recipes substitute cinnamon sticks, which are related.

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      boris_qd RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 16, 2012 11:04 PM

      Interesting idea. Cinnamon smoke.

    2. wolfe RE: boris_qd Nov 15, 2012 03:26 PM

      How badly do you want it? ;-)

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        ernie in berkeley RE: boris_qd Nov 15, 2012 04:08 PM

        They're a common street tree in the Bay Area--is that the same camphor? The wood does smell like it.

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          boris_qd RE: ernie in berkeley Nov 16, 2012 11:04 PM

          Hrm. I'll have to look around while I walk.

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