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Old 05-14-2006, 09:00 AM   #21
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Herbs and spices

LOL I'm am SOOOO not a cook that I don't know the difference between herbs and spices so I'll just mention all of my dislikes lol.
I can't stand Dill, curry or anything to do with mustard. Not crazy about Terragon.

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Old 05-14-2006, 09:11 AM   #22
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Took me a while to acquire a taste for Vietnamese mint. But I love caraway.

Did any of you northerners have seed cake when you were growing up? A madeira cake with caraway seeds in it. I was crazy about it. And I love cheese spiked with caraway. There is a chunk in my fridge as we speak... And The Spouse doesn't like it much :-)

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Old 05-14-2006, 09:45 AM   #23
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I love all herbs! (although, I'm sure there are some I've not yet tried)
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #24
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dill, parsley, caraway....
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:06 PM   #25
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I am with Jkath on this one. I have not yet run across an herb I do not like.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:08 PM   #26
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I think I like all herbs, adding the caveat: "if used appropriately".

Some people like certain herbs and they seem to think that if a little is good, then a heaping pile of it must be excellent! No. Flavors need to be balanced to enhance the flavor of food... not overwhelmed or killed by a single ingredient.
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:19 PM   #27
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I like almost all herbs (I try never to say never or always, heck there may be something out there I hate herb-wise, but have not met it yet), but agree with everyone that it is easy to over-do some. I feel rosemary needs to be done in moderation, and there are a multitude of "licorice" flavored herbs that can be overpowering. Cilantro was definitely an acquired taste. When I first moved to Hawaii, I would go to these places called delicatessens in Honolulu on my lunch hour. They were actually Asian cafeterias. I decided I hated cilantro. Now if I don't taste that sharp flavor in my fresh salsas or Thai or Vietnamese dishes, it feels like something is missing.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:41 PM   #28
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I'm not much for dill either

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