Originally Posted by puffin3
The may help convince some that adding celery to a sauce tends to add a bitter note.
So says Thomas Keller and I concur.
The taste profiles of celery and celery seed are different. It's like saying you don't like cilantro (which I don't) so you won't like coriander (which I do). The fresh herb tastes differently from its dried seeds.
Also, I've made the family spaghetti sauce for 40 years adding celery seed and no one has ever said anything about a bitter note. Most reactions are "do you have more?"
No complaints from family and friends about celery anywhere. I'm not worried about Chef Keller's opinion, I have no intention of having him for dinner anytime soon.