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March 1, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #76

The Pantry Quiz

Multiple Choice

Are you reading seed catalogs? (In an act of complete optimism, I am!) It's time to plan for next summer's herb garden, and I always plant at least one variety of parsley. One of these parsleys is not like the others. Which one is different, and why?

1. Chinese parsley
2. Italian parsley
3. Curly parsley
4. Flat-leaf parsley

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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Olive oil is a strong-flavored oil, and not "neutral"; the others are all considered neutral, as they impart no strong flavor to the food.]

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

Comments

Chinese parsley is, essentially, cilantro.

Chinese parsley, I would say. Coriander. Cilantro. A different family, no? I do love it more than the others!

I am a total cheater. I saw the first two comments and I'm going with Chinese parsley!

I am not crazy about this Chinese parsley (cilantro). However, my family loves it. I am one of those folks who think it tastes like chewing on an iron bar. I do use it though, because of the fondness my family has for it, just in smaller doses.

Chinese parsley is another name for cilantro, which is tied with basil for my favorite herb!

tks, good to know--
we use cilantro for all recipes that call for parsley--
just prefer the flavor it imparts
G

Yes, Chinese parsley is our cilantro. and yes, I have ground coriander in stock, whole cilantro seeds for planting in the garden, and even a slow-bolt variety for going in the garden too. Isn't cilantro wonderful?

Chinese parsley. It's from a different botanical family than the others.
I use is sparingly, not a huge fan.
Recently, I found out that it's a gene that causes it to taste like soap to some people.

I'm going with Chinese parsley, since I know the other three are basically the same. I do not have, nor will I have, any in my pantry/garden - I am notorious for my ability to kill plants. :-(

It's Chinese parsley, which I NEVER have in the house (except once when I accidentally bought it and put it in my chicken soup. Big mistake.) Fortunately, no one in our household likes it, either, so I'm not depriving anyone.... Must be the genes...

Chinese parsley is cilantro. I love cooking with cilantro and I add it to my daily vegetable juice.

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