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Old 21.01.2014, 16:15
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Strange. That makes me curious now though - why could the color green not also taste like peppermint? nettles? cucumbers? peppers? parsley or salad then? They're all green or have green variations too! lol
or that scunge that grows on the outside of old cheese
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:17
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If you're otherwise having a fondue, I'd say you're pretty safe.
I swear: Just when you thought you were safe, you'll find it even in the safest dish you can think of!
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:23
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I guess some people are just sensitive to the taste of it, whereas most people are not - There are at least a billion Asians who seem to dig it, so they can't be wrong.
...... I'm on their side as well.

If you're eating Asian food and you HATE corriander, then you should probably ask if it has corriander in it.
yes by Asian food I check, as there are some Asian foods I like. It is more the FRESH coriander I have an aversion to. The powdered version used with other herbs seems usually to be ok / passable.

One of the reasons I enjoy holidays to Greece, as Coriander does not seem to be by their kitchen.
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:28
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yes by Asian food I check, as there are some Asian foods I like. It is more the FRESH coriander I have an aversion to. The powdered version used with other herbs seems usually to be ok / passable.

One of the reasons I enjoy holidays to Greece, as Coriander does not seem to be by their kitchen.
It's most definitely the fresh one... If it's a garnish, I don't have a problem to pick it out and leave it on the side. But if it's chopped and mixed under the dish and I get to taste it in my mouth, I immediately mutate into the HULK! - Coz that's what the color green looks like, as an immediate result after tasting it!
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:32
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If you're otherwise having a fondue, I'd say you're pretty safe.
Not even... It's crucial in my recipe for Queso Fundido (Mexican Fondue).....(mean evil grin)
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:36
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queso fundido (mexican fondon't)
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:38
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Amazing Basmati Rice, Delicious Vegetable Samosa's and a wonderful cucumber salad with a light yoghurt and mint dressing...
STOP CORIANDER NOW!!!
Yes, goddammit!!, Indian style meals should stop using one of the most commonly used herbs in Indian cooking - the bloody cheek of it!

While we're at it, I do wish those pesky Italians would stop using basil & that the Thai's would give that lemongrass stuff a rest.

3 dozen restaurants serving Wienerschnitzel & pomme frites that way >>>>>>
(But mind that damn Aromat stuff - it'll probably upset you too)

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Old 21.01.2014, 16:44
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Yes, goddammit!!, Indian style meals should stop using one of the most commonly used herbs in Indian cooking - the bloody cheek of it!

While we're at it, I do wish those pesky Italians would stop using basil & that the Thai's would give that lemongrass stuff a rest.

3 dozen restaurants serving Wienerschnitzel & pomme frites that way >>>>>>
(But mind that damn Aromat stuff - it'll probably upset you too)

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

Your samosa itself had coriander seeds in it. Almost every curry (or vegetable) made in India will have coriander in one or different form. Coriander has great value in many home made remedies and eating them raw does good to your eyes and blood.

It always amazes me how many Europeans dislike such great herbs, Garlic, onion. I savor mint, rucola, rosemary leaves found in Swiss/Italian food here.
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Old 21.01.2014, 16:59
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It always amazes me how many Europeans dislike such great herbs, Garlic, onion. I savor mint, rucola, rosemary leaves found in Swiss/Italian food here.
I assure you the French are quite fond of Garlic.


In addition, the OP has a specific dislike to 'fresh' corriander only.


I also think you'll find that most Europeans will like all of the above mentioned herbs and spices....... just not all at the same time.
... what's with a "54 spice mix" etc.?
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

I have seen umpteen times people leaving aside the herbs which are part of the food here. I believe this herbs gives not only aroma to the food but serve great value to our health when eaten together (or after) with that food.
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Old 21.01.2014, 17:12
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

do cilantro and coriander refer to the same herb? They look so similar but don't taste alike at all... you can get bunches of fresh (ummm...) coriander from the ethnic stores here, and they make quite an awesome chutney with or without mint... cilantro bought from a Coop or Migros doesn't quite give any flavour at 3x the price...
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Old 21.01.2014, 17:14
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

Try coriander and walnut pesto on noodles, it's delicious.
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LOL this is such a funny thread! And relateable.

I am of Vietnamese decent and grew up eating cilantro in all my meals. Its second nature to me to tear leaves off the stem and throw into a fresh bowl of pho. Or as a lover of Tex-Mex food, it is a must in pico de gallo and many many other dishes. Aesthetically, it needs the green!

Then I married my Polish husband and he despises it. One tiny spec of cilantro (or corriander as he too calls it) and he wont touch the rest of the plate. His entire family shares the same hate. He tells me that in Poland they feed cows corriander and its not for people. Hahaha how dramatic!!

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But I immediately stumbled upon this here too:

http://ihatecilantro.com/

HILARIOUS!!! Especially the Stories Section!
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Old 21.01.2014, 17:18
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do cilantro and coriander refer to the same herb? They look so similar but don't taste alike at all... you can get bunches of fresh (ummm...) coriander from the ethnic stores here, and they make quite an awesome chutney with or without mint... cilantro bought from a Coop or Migros doesn't quite give any flavour at 3x the price...
Cilantro is what Americans call coriander; they are exactly the same thing. The difference in flavour is probably because the Coop/Migros stuff has been sitting out for days and lost most of its flavour.
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

I thought they were the same thing, no?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander

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do cilantro and coriander refer to the same herb? They look so similar but don't taste alike at all... you can get bunches of fresh (ummm...) coriander from the ethnic stores here, and they make quite an awesome chutney with or without mint... cilantro bought from a Coop or Migros doesn't quite give any flavour at 3x the price...
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Old 21.01.2014, 17:20
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It always amazes me how many Europeans dislike such great herbs, Garlic, onion. I savor mint, rucola, rosemary leaves found in Swiss/Italian food here.
Hey hey hey... I stick to coriander!
All the other vegs and herbs and spices mentioned above have the green light in my kitchen and food I eat!

It's just coriander. It's the bully amongst them!!!
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Old 21.01.2014, 17:25
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Hey hey hey... I stick to coriander!
All the other vegs and herbs and spices mentioned above have the green light in my kitchen and food I eat!

It's just coriander. It's the bully amongst them!!!
Coriander you say what's wrong with it? Don't let me even start on garlic. If I wanted to have a date and kiss a girl ... never mind As long as it's not peas because I couldn't control me in 20 peoples open plan office and not even headset can help.
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What about salt?
Too much salt everywhere!

shall i open a separate thread for it?
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

I love coriander and I've just discovered that it is available for pennies at the Indian supermarket in Claraplatz
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