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Old 09-11-2005, 06:21 AM   #51
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I hate the taste of tarragon. Once I made a tarragon chicken and it was horrible. On the other hand I love cilantro and garlic, but my boyfriend just hates those two... What can I do? He says he likes garlic if you cannot taste it... but then what do I do with garlic shrimp?
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:31 AM   #52
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There's not really much that I don't like. An excess of Cardamom tastes bitter to me, but there's only a few recipes I use that in. I don't mind the taste of licorice, as long as it isn't to strong. I love cilantro, cumin, cloves, etc.

PeppA, my other half, does NOT like cloves, nutmeg, etc. I think it's because her Mom doesn't use a lot of seasonings in her cooking.
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:59 PM   #53
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Used in the right foods, and in the right amounts, I can't think of any that I don't like. Too much of most spices is bitter. Some spices, and herbs, go better with certain foods, so that can make a difference too. My husband says he doesn't like cumin, but he likes the things I have made with it. His ex cooked everything with a "ton" of cumin, which turned him off of it. I don't use it very often. Cilantro is one that I had to learn to like. I like it now if it is used sparingly.

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Old 09-11-2005, 03:00 PM   #54
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Barbara, that is so true. I always add thyme to chicken. They just go together. Also, cumin, to me, is indispensable in Mexican, along with chiles. Basil was just made for tomatoes.
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Old 09-12-2005, 02:12 PM   #55
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Chinese five spice powder. I tried it once. I imagine that's what gunpowder tastes like. Never again! :(
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:09 AM   #56
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Nutmeg. Tastes revolting in anything. Yuck! I love pretty much everything else. Although, I must admit, I can never taste if I leave out the parsley. Is there really a reason for cooking with it? I made a delicious white wine and garlic sauce for prawns on the weekend, and it was supposed to have parsley in it. The green would have looked beautiful on the pink (if I remembered to buy any), but would it in any way have altered the taste?
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:11 PM   #57
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Actually I love all the diffrent spices and herbs. Two of my less favorites are tarragon and cilantro.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:37 AM   #58
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For some reason I hate the taste of cinnamon in savory foods. I only like it in cakes and cookies and with sugar to sprinkle on velvet and rice puddings. I can just barely stand it in chai if it isn't dominating.

Cumin, cilantro, rosemary and oregano in too large doses can ruin food for me, but I like them all when balanced with other herbs/spices.

There is a spice or herb that I have tasted more than once in creamy, tomato based seafood soups that makes the soup taste slightly burned. I have no idea what it is, but it is disgusting.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:20 AM   #59
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There's not really much that I don't like. An excess of Cardamom tastes bitter to me, but there's only a few recipes I use that in. I don't mind the taste of licorice, as long as it isn't to strong. I love cilantro, cumin, cloves, etc.

PeppA, my other half, does NOT like cloves, nutmeg, etc. I think it's because her Mom doesn't use a lot of seasonings in her cooking.
Could someone describe the taste of Cardamom? One recipe called for it and was over $11 so I just left it out but often wonder what would it have tasted like. Thanks

Also they have all their spices on sale this week. Could someone suggest some I should buy that normally costs over $5 that I should try to buy. I do like to get things at lower price.
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I would never ever do anything with caraway seeds...
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