demerick (demerick) wrote in little_details,

On Daffodils and Vinegar and stew

Google won't give me a taste and it doesn't tell much about the effect of vinegar on lycorine poisoning. Not getting much from Yahoo Answers.

Is vinegar an adequate remedy for poisoning by ingestion of the alkolide lycorine? And anyone know what daffodil bulbs taste like (in a stew if you've been confused by the appearance)? I'm trying to avoid hands-on research for my novel if at all possible. I think a small dose would be fine, but after how this year started, I really don't want to take a chance.

I need a character to kill a dying character with a stew including daffodil bulbs, and I'd like to have an idea of the taste. They look like onions. A few small bulbs can be lethal. I just wonder what they taste like. Like onions? The character is weak so she probably wouldn't have the strength to complain, but I want it to be from her pov. I really don't want to try one, so if anyone knows anything, I'd appreciate your information.

ETA: Thank you everyone. I'm thinking I may go with something a bit more traditional. The character is dying at home under hospice care and won't have an autopsy so any poison will work. I wanted something unique, but I think she'd taste the difference. Even though she's resigned to death and knows the other character wants to kill her, I don't think she'd be able to choke down the stew. I'm off to Google something that may spare me a terrorist label should my Google records fall into the hands of Homeland Security. XD
Tags: ~food and drink (misc), ~medicine: poisoning

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