Hands up if you're part of the 14% of the population genetically programmed to taste cilantro/coriander as soap.
Now keep your hands up if, when a recipe calls for this contentious herb, you use parsley as an alternative. There's your mistake. Yes, parsley and cilantro/coriander look virtually identical, but salt and sugar do too, and they aren't interchangeable.
The best substitute, you may be surprised to hear, is fresh basil or mint. So even if you don't like coriande
Everyone has that one product that they always over-buy.
A friend admits to regularly having 6 or more bottles of unopened ketchup in her pantry.
My cousin seemingly collects canola oil.
And fearful that I've depleted my stash of Basmati rice, I always throw another bag into my shopping cart, only to have it join the 7 or more bags waiting for me at home.
I never mind though, as I consider rice to be the most versatile of starchy sides, and even leftovers can be put t
Every week I agonize over which recipe to feature in this newsletter, and to always deliver more of what you're looking for.
Convinced that readers are only interested in meat, chicken and parve salad 'n dessert, I've reluctantly kept my favorite dairy dishes to myself, and have privately lamented this loss.
This week I turned to my Facebook friends to conduct a survey, and discovered to my delight that people DO regularly eat dairy, especially during the week.
There's an unwritten - but widely known - rule in the United States that you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day.
I bet if I dug deep enough I'd find a rule discouraging sharing curry recipes after the start of May.
I admit I debated the wisdom of this timing.
On the one hand, I know I should be featuring only the lightest, brightest summer recipes. On the other, if I pass up the opportunity to share this gem now, I'll most likely have to wait till the weather turns co