Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Need Your Help

So, the book they're talking about in the news (you know, the one with the original medicinal Dr. Pepper recipe) is up for auction. It's listed at $25,000, which I don't really feel like spending on a book right now. Luckily, the auction includes a zoomable image of the page with the recipe on it. I've deciphered all of the ingredients except for one. Can anyone help me with this final word? It's some kind of root that begins with the letter "G". It doesn't appear to be any of the standards: ginger, ginseng, galangal. Please comment and let me know if you have any ideas.

4 comments:

susank said...

Looks like "Gentian root" to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentian

the omnicollective said...

I had dismissed gentian because the description in my field guide didn't seem like a match, but your link there sounds dead on. Thanks! Also - big thanks to Venom Tongue, who emailed me with the same answer. Now to try making a batch!

annie said...

i agree it is gentian root..i emailed you the description

annie said...

ha i didn't see the date on that..can i have some dr. farer now?