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My experiment with Orris Root
« on: January 19, 2012, 08:54:49 AM »
smokester posted Orris Root in the Forum games section and I got intrigued about its (alleged) raspberry taste and smell of violets (that last thing apparently needs years of drying and preparation).
Since I have Iris germanica planted in my garden I cut a piece, I'll let it dry out and see what happens.
When I cut it it smelled potato-ish, pretty much like any other tuber or garden bulb. I licked it and it tasted... well... like nothing. A bit astringent but that was it.
Here it is:





I'll post more pics when it's dry.

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Re: My experiment with Orris Root
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 02:05:00 PM »
Interesting stuff XT. 

I hope the flavour occurs a lot sooner than the scent of violets.
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Re: My experiment with Orris Root
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 06:01:56 PM »
hey, what happened to the pictures ??

 

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Re: My experiment with Orris Root
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 08:50:26 PM »
Hey that's Charlie! My daughter watches that show.

Here are the "after" pics:



The smell: nothing. It doesn't have much of a smell.
The texture: like cork but not that elastic.
The taste: a bit bitter at first and then like walnuts and something else that I can't define. Definitely NOT raspberries.

It's going to the trash can right this second.  :)

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Re: My experiment with Orris Root
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 07:01:41 AM »
When I saw this thread's header I thought Orris Root was a person. *giggles*
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Re: My experiment with Orris Root
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 09:14:43 AM »
When I saw this thread's header I thought Orris Root was a person. *giggles*

It'd have been more fun surely.