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Old 09-01-2005, 09:06 AM   #41
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Favorite = lemon thyme. It's so subtle and elegant...*sigh*
Least favorite = epazote. Evil stuff--charred rubber tires with an attitude. Yuk!

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Old 09-01-2005, 09:29 AM   #42
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caraway comes to mind.

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Old 09-01-2005, 10:21 AM   #43
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My mom loves coriander seed - she always puts it in her stews and hot pots. I just can't eat it. She takes this as a personal rejection!!!
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:36 AM   #44
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I agree with you on all of those!!
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:03 PM   #45
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That would be mint, though it's an herb. I hate all mints. I dislike them so much that I get nauseated after after consuming them. I was so happy when someone finally came out with a toothpaste that wasn't "minty fresh".

I'm not fond of licorice either, which makes anise a spice that I have to use very carefully. Use the right amount and it truly enhances oriental stir-fries. Use too much and it ruins them.

And for it's exhorbitant price, saffron tastes to me like tobaco smells. And because of my Dad's smoking habits when I was young (think two to three cigarretes smoked in a three mile distance, whle driving 25 miles per hour, with all windows rolled up in winter, and me pleading to roll down a window for fresh air, and you'll begin to understand) I'm not fond of that flavor/odor either.

After that, I adore most other food, spice, and herb flavors and aromas.

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:50 PM   #46
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For me, it would have to be dill, cilantro and saffron.
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:22 PM   #47
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I'll second the call on caraway. There are actually a lot that I don't like. My mother cooks with about as many spices as you'll find in a waffle recipe ;-) so I never got accustomed to them when I was growing up. Now I use a ton of spices but there are still a good handfull I just can't stand! Anise, nutmeg, allspice, licorice... for a few!
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:03 AM   #48
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:23 AM   #49
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I dont like fenugreek
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:42 AM   #50
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Curry!! GAWD the smell makes me wanna puke....I lived with an East Indian family(I think) when I was pregnant with my first...OMG I tell ya I can not fathom being in the same room that is!!

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