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When did adding cilantro to food suddenly make it "Mexican"

If you add cilantro, it's salsa. If you add basil, it's bruschetta...

Who are these people...

by Anonymousreply 2805/10/2013

When did people writing as you do, OP, start to consider themselves literate?

by Anonymousreply 109/17/2012

Gee, would you think it might be because cilantro is widely used in some Mexican cuisine?

Ya think?

Just maybe … ?

by Anonymousreply 209/17/2012

Is it true that cilantro helps get bad metals out of your body(look it up)?

by Anonymousreply 309/17/2012

CIlantro is very Latino in general. and delicious.

by Anonymousreply 409/17/2012

Cilantro is also used in Thai food...

by Anonymousreply 509/17/2012

It is also known as "Coriander."

by Anonymousreply 609/17/2012

There better not be any cilantro in the nutloaf!

by Anonymousreply 709/17/2012

Adding cilantro to food suddenly makes it inedible.

by Anonymousreply 809/17/2012

No need to get all fancy on us, R6.

by Anonymousreply 909/17/2012


by Anonymousreply 1009/17/2012

The first time I experienced cilantro in Mexican food, my first question was "Who spilled dish detergent in the food?"

by Anonymousreply 1109/17/2012

I could eat cilantro by the handful.

by Anonymousreply 1209/17/2012

You definitely don't need basil to have bruschetta.

by Anonymousreply 1309/17/2012

I wish I was Cilantro. It would be helpful to be Cilantro.

by Anonymousreply 1409/17/2012


by Anonymousreply 1509/17/2012

If your salsa resembles roasted bread, you're not doing it right.

by Anonymousreply 1609/17/2012

me too, R12

by Anonymousreply 1709/17/2012

Cilantro is the fresh leaves from the plant. When the plant flowers and goes to seed, the seeds are dried and that is coriander. So, they are two different products from the same plant.

by Anonymousreply 1809/17/2012


Cilantro makes any savory dish better. I LOVE it. omg

by Anonymousreply 1909/17/2012

I love cilantro. The bitter, peppery flavor adds just the right amount of kick.

Chop chop chop chop chop chop!

by Anonymousreply 2009/17/2012

It's the secret ingredient in my special Cantina Bowl!

Well, that and D-grade ammonia-sprayed beef.


by Anonymousreply 2109/17/2012

Tastes like .. soap-apilla!

by Anonymousreply 2209/17/2012

I don't hate cillantro, I'm just allergic to it. But I LOVE mexican food. I used to be able to order anything on the menu at most mexican restaurants without having to glance at the ingredients, and salsa almost never contained cilantro. Given this wasn't always genuine Mexican food, but to my american pallet it was just yummy. These days, specifically in the past ten years, it seems as though all salsa's most mexican foods, especially anything containing rice. Now contains cilantro. WHY? Not every salsa in Mexico contains cilantro. Though it is used widely, it is actually used much more widely in the US. I can't even get my beloved 7-layer burrito from Taco Bell anymore. All i'm saying is that whomever has stock in cilantro futures is making a killing.

by Anonymousreply 2305/10/2013

[quote]they are two different products from the same plant

which is [italic]Coriandrum sativum[/italic], or coriander.

by Anonymousreply 2405/10/2013

WW to R1.

by Anonymousreply 2505/10/2013

Put corn and black beans and it becomes Southwestern

by Anonymousreply 2605/10/2013

Cilantro = Delicioso

by Anonymousreply 2705/10/2013

Adding cilantro to food doesn't make it Mexican. Cilantro is used in other cuisines. However, it is rarely if ever used in Italian cooking and it is used widely in Mexican cooking.


by Anonymousreply 2805/10/2013
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