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Old 01-10-2006, 05:02 PM   #71
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I don't care for horseradish. I know it's a root and the leaves are used as herbs but the bitterness in it just makes me gag.
I'm really not a fan of horeradish either Dana, or Japanese wasabi (the only Wasabi that I like is our own DC Wasabi! )
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:23 PM   #72
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I thought I was the only person on earth who hated black pepper because in every single cooking show EVERYWHERE-balck pepper gets put in EVERYTHING.It was the only spice my mother-in-law ever used-my husband still douses everything in it. I always half the amount asked for when cooking just to be a good sport for the rest of my family who enjoy it.I'm not a fan of cilantro either or Chinese 5 spice or anise-well I guess the thread is for what spice do you likethe least and I've already gone over!!!!Sorry!! VickiQ
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:45 PM   #73
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I'm not crazy about cilantro, but can eat it if only a little is included in a recipe. It certainly is easy to over do it, tho. I don't like anise at all and fennel should definitely be in limited amounts.
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:38 AM   #74
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I am not sure, but aren't Dhania the coriander seeds? Cilantro is the leaf, not the seed. It has a very distinct taste. People either love it or hate it. Those that hate it often describe the taste like eating soap. I happen to love the stuff. It is probably my favorite herb.
GB, dhania are the leaves not seeds. Infact, I never knew of the seeds until much later, we always cooked with the leaves, and like you it's one herb that I really like.When we first arrived here from Kenya, I couldn't find the herb at all, so I asked my mum to send me some seeds to plant. But now they are in every supermarket.
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:52 AM   #75
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just in case someone here can't find it, i've found that cilantro is also known as chinese parsley. i was going nuts looking for it one day while shopping in an asian market (where many things are written only in asian characters), and i finally found someone who spoke enough english to understand what i was looking for, and directed me to a bin labelled "chinese parsley".
i thought it strange to call it a type of parsley from it's taste, but looking at the leaves, i can see the resemblance.
i wonder if the plants are related botanically?
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:06 AM   #76
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sizzles, thanks for the education! I learn new things here all the time
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:28 PM   #77
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sizzles, thanks for the education! I learn new things here all the time
You are welcome GB. I learn a lot too, I even got to know that 'Mop' is not just something one uses to clean the floor!
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:52 AM   #78
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just in case someone here can't find it, i've found that cilantro is also known as chinese parsley. i was going nuts looking for it one day while shopping in an asian market (where many things are written only in asian characters), and i finally found someone who spoke enough english to understand what i was looking for, and directed me to a bin labelled "chinese parsley".
i thought it strange to call it a type of parsley from it's taste, but looking at the leaves, i can see the resemblance.
i wonder if the plants are related botanically?
Bucky, cilantro/dhania/chinese parsley seems to have a different name all over the world. Cool herb!
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I can no tolerate cayene pepper or any flame throwing spice for that matter.
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:15 AM   #80
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And just to confuse matters more...... cilantro (leaves and stem)is known as coriander in the UK! And I believe that only the seeds are so called in the USA?

Coriander is very popular here, introduced in the main because of our large Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi communities, whose ethnic dishes are so popular here that curry is now considered as much our national dish as roast beef!
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