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Poll: Cooking With Herbs

For some people, food just doesn’t taste right if herbs, spices, and seasonings aren’t used for seasoning. Other people don’t realize how much of a difference adding herbs to food can make. There are people who occasionally cook with herbs but often cook without using them. There are yet other people who have never learned how to cook with herbs or perhaps they don’t cook very often.

Hey, I can relate to that. Back when I got married, my wife did cook, but her idea of spicing food was adding salt and pepper. She didn’t know how much of a difference herbs can make. After almost 40 years, she has become a very good cook. Yet, if she has the choice, she still wants me to season the food she’s cooking. She has learned, though, that herbs can make even flavorless foods flavorful.

This poll is to find out how many people use culinary herbs and how many don’t.

  • Question of

    I use herbs in most of the foods I cook

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I use herbs in only some of the foods I cook

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I rarely use herbs in the foods I cook

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I don’t know which herbs to use in food

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I don’t cook

    • Yes
    • No

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        • If I’m not mistaken, they have whole courses on herbs, spices, and seasonings in culinary schools. That said, I’ll admit that I don’t use all herbs. I use most, but I despise cilantro. My son-in-law is Guatemalan and they use a lot of cilantro in their food. He told me a secret, though, that most Guatemalans probably won’t admit. They use cilantro because they totally love mint, but mint won’t grow there. I made a Guatemalan dish for him and substituted mint for cilantro and sure enough, he ranted about it. That is strange, too, because cilantro doesn’t have the slightest resemblance in flavor to mint.

          • I am sure they do….and I wish I could go to culinary school and learn all of that (although I am probably sure I could learn enough online nowadays).
            I’ve never tried cilantro, but heard it’s one of those things you either love or hate..So I can understand despising it.
            That’s very interesting story though! (although I never would have known if it resembled mint at all since I am not familiar with it’s taste)

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