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Old 21.01.2014, 18:16
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What about salt?
Too much salt everywhere!

shall i open a separate thread for it?
One of the big advantages of own home cooking. We use low-salt.

Not a problem when we were younger, now we keep a watch.

I recall once a few years back eating hot food at the self-service at the Co-op; that afternoon we both had uncomfortable reactions to the over saltiness of that food.

Prefer by traveling to take own sandwich, a banana, unless have cooked something else suitable, as so often if one eats at somewhere unknown and on the way, quiet often the hot food over salted, as a way of preserving
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Old 22.01.2014, 00:03
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Lunchtime at the canteen today: Amazing Basmati Rice, Delicious Vegetable Samosa's and a wonderful cucumber salad with a light yoghurt and mint dressing...

So let's start with the tasty lookin' cucumber salad. NOM!!!

But hang on, what is that flavor taking over? Oh FFS - no... this can't be... PLEASE NO!!!....................... ... ... !!!

Well - yeah! Here we go again: yet another dish ruined because no one warned me about the disgusting, atrocious, soapy-tastin' evil herb, which was once again ridiculously clever hidden in my meal!

I know it's a bit #firstworldproblem - but clearly, I can't be the only one who hates it with a vengeance!?

At least my desk neighbor can fork into my ruined dish now... I'd hate to throw it away, and it just really doesn't help that it looked so amazing! Someone has to STOP CORIANDER NOW!!!
Koriander and Kardamom, together with olive-oil, Harissa and strong spicy muistard and Cumin is heavens to me

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Yummy Coriander love it.......pepper on the other hand.....yuck.......or celery........yuck yuck

You see..... This is all about taste. Don't complain here if you don't like something. Tell it to the people running the restaurant/canteen.

Grow up!
Celery and carrots and Randen-Salad are favourites to me

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Old 22.01.2014, 00:39
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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.

I never ate onions until a doctor who treated me in regard to lymphoedema ( Lymphödem) told me that I had three ways available
> eat lots of onions
> eat a lot of garlic
> start getting used to a wheelchair
I chose the onions and at the start found it bad. but then gradually learnt how to use the stuff, and now, onions are something I purchase daily and enjoy
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Old 22.01.2014, 00:45
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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...
The Coriander I have in use is from Migros, packed by Delica Birsfelden and apparently is of East European origin, and the product DOES give flavour
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Lunchtime at the canteen today: Amazing Basmati Rice, Delicious Vegetable Samosa's and a wonderful cucumber salad with a light yoghurt and mint dressing...

So let's start with the tasty lookin' cucumber salad. NOM!!!

But hang on, what is that flavor taking over? Oh FFS - no... this can't be... PLEASE NO!!!....................... ... ... !!!

Well - yeah! Here we go again: yet another dish ruined because no one warned me about the disgusting, atrocious, soapy-tastin' evil herb, which was once again ridiculously clever hidden in my meal!

I know it's a bit #firstworldproblem - but clearly, I can't be the only one who hates it with a vengeance!?

At least my desk neighbor can fork into my ruined dish now... I'd hate to throw it away, and it just really doesn't help that it looked so amazing! Someone has to STOP CORIANDER NOW!!!
Another first world problem
I love coriander.
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Old 22.01.2014, 08:54
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What about salt?
Too much salt everywhere!

shall i open a separate thread for it?
SALT is THE traditional spice here and was produced locally

http://www.salz.ch/
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Old 22.01.2014, 08:56
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Another first world problem
I love coriander.
And Coriander and Kardamom can also be used in baking, For instance for "Wiehnachts-Guetzli"
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I never ate onions until a doctor who treated me in regard to lymphoedema ( Lymphödem) told me that I had three ways available
> eat lots of onions
> eat a lot of garlic
> start getting used to a wheelchair
I chose the onions and at the start found it bad. but then gradually learnt how to use the stuff, and now, onions are something I purchase daily and enjoy
So - how are you? Did you notice any improvement?
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

The very best salsa and guacamole I had in my life in Southern California relied on fresh coriander to make it the perfect dish. I adore the stuff. The fresher the better!
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So - how are you? Did you notice any improvement?
Definitely YES, Foot and leg are almost normal
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Old 22.01.2014, 10:03
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What about salt?
Too much salt everywhere!

shall i open a separate thread for it?
I thought it was just me, although it doesn't seem to be just in Switzerland, it's either a global problem or I'm just unlucky.

I have a couple of "less salty" food outlets on my radar around the city and keep to them for lunches and take-outs but otherwise I have to avoid (or find myself drinking a gallon of water for the rest of the afternoon).

Tibits used to be fond of salting everything but it seems to have got better in the last couple of years.
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Old 22.01.2014, 10:56
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

Just to stay OT with OP's thread ...

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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

Looks like a dislike of coriander might be genetic....

I hate the stuff as well, and agree that (to me) it tastes of soap.
Husband says the same, one son won't eat the stuff, the other will.

And for those who are pointing out that coriander seeds are used in baking, indian food, etc. the taste is completely different!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/glossary/coriander-seed
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Old 22.01.2014, 12:07
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And for those who are pointing out that coriander seeds are used in baking, indian food, etc. the taste is completely different!
Oh absolutely!!! Couldn't agree more. Their taste varies so much from each other. To me, the taste of fresh Coriander Leaves is way worse than the ground coriander or seeds...
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And Coriander and Kardamom can also be used in baking, For instance for "Wiehnachts-Guetzli"[/SIZE]
It is good to have some Wiehnachts-Guetzli in your chuchichasli.
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

Meant to link to this earlier....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ists-find.html

There does seem to be a certain amount of scientific proof that a dislike of fresh coriander is hereditary.
Though as a scientist's wife I'm over happy at having to use the Daily Mail as a source of reference.

People's tastes differ, really don't see why some members as so incensed at the idea that other EFers might dislike something!

I'm a Marmite lover, but am perfectly happy to accept that others hate the stuff; without feeling the need to 'scream' at them that they'd learn to love the taste if they'd just persist long enough.
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I thought it was just me, although it doesn't seem to be just in Switzerland, it's either a global problem or I'm just unlucky.

I have a couple of "less salty" food outlets on my radar around the city and keep to them for lunches and take-outs but otherwise I have to avoid (or find myself drinking a gallon of water for the rest of the afternoon).

Tibits used to be fond of salting everything but it seems to have got better in the last couple of years.
Salt, to repeat it, was one of the few natural resources here, for millenia. And there in particular in gastronomy is a tradition of over-salting almost everything. As the saying goes wär nüüt wirt wirt Wirt . translation "who does not become something, becomes restaurant manager"

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It is good to have some Wiehnachts-Guetzli in your chuchichasli.
To have the correct writing done it is Chuchi-Chäschtli and some bakers produce Wiehnachts-Guetzli throughout the year. Just as Ostereier (Easter-eggs) are sold all-year-round as Picknick Eier
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Re: Coriander Ruins My Life!

As has been said here earlier, if you go for Indian food coriander is a default ingredient. Fresh coriander goes in almost every dish and also as a garnish on top.

Coriander seeds powder (or dhania powder as its called) is also a part of the spice blend that goes in most dishes.

When I first came to Switzerland, getting fresh coriander was rare. The local Co-op would offer it once in a while. I would just chop onions, chillies (Co-op only had small red ones, not the green ones, but they would do) and fresh coriander, mix them and just take in the aroma.....

I dont fancy lamongras too much but can put up with it.

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