Poll: What's your favorite green herb?
The Dark God Tchernobog · 18 years ago
When I make burgers I like to mix in some oregano and some tabasco into the meat. Tastey.
Like, man, what a cool question. Ah, thanks! Fffffffffffft. ... *cough, cough, cough* ah, yeah, ahem ... what was the question?
Jan Klump · 18 years ago
Though I picked dill, I love a lot of them....not an easy choice for early morn.
That must be a first for Basil. He normally gets beaten by circumstance. Is there a new series of "Fawlty Towers" out where he wins a round?
Rachel Beck · 18 years ago
It's really context dependent. I picked cilantro because I'm craving Thai food. But tomatoes-- tomatoes who love basil are the luckiest tomatoes in the world.
Talcott · 18 years ago
No...the luckiest tomatoes in the world are the ones that are covered with dill.
nothing is better for summer food.
It's a girl! · 18 years ago
Re: tomatoes and basil
Can I just add amen! and hallelujah! Mix in some fresh mozzarella and you can die happy
I agree whole-heartedly, assuming that you mean "fresh" mozzarella literally! Don't you be using that pre-packaged crap for such a wonderful summer salad, and don't forget to drizzle a fine, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil over the plated final presentation!
yum! that makes a very yummy summer pizza thing. take a baguette, slice it, and put a slice of tomato, some shreaded fresh basil leaves and some chunked up fresh mozz on top along with some decent EVOO, then toss it in the broiler for a couple minutes. heaven.
Erica: movin' to Ohio!! · 18 years ago
i sure do love my green herb whenever it's late in the afternoon and no one has class. and i sure do love the candy machine down the hall from my room.
Bareena · 18 years ago
I had to choose the "other" option, simply because I couldn't choose just one favorite herb. I love basil (I want to grow several different varieties of it this year--cinnamon basil, anise basil, lime basil, lemon basil, yum, yum!), and cilantro, and oregano (I have some of the best oregano, a good Turkish strain, in my garden), and rosemary, and cumin, and fennel, and parsley, and...well, I'm not going to take up a zillion kb listing them all.
Finally, I was despairing for the lack of love for the tarragon!!! What is wrong with you people!!!??? :) (tho' dill is a close second, and lime basil is nipping at it's heels!). I absolutely adore fresh tarragon, but tarragon is also one of only herbs that, when dried, adds a completely unique flavor, (although decidedly still tarragon - because both the fresh and dried flavors are not similar to any other herb) to the same dish, and these different flavors don't merely color the same dish differently, they actually lend themselves better to different preparation methods! (e.g. added to a sauce rather than added to the food during cooking, or being part of a marinade as opposed to being part of a dry-rub, etc.)
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I just noticed that at least 4 of you actually endorsed "I HATE FLAVOR" I saw that as a facetious selection and one that nobody in their right mind would select. I can understand "I hate flava" but "I hate flavor"... My feeble mind simply fails to comprehend!
The option: "I hate flavor" merely refers to the spelling of the word. So far 4 discerning people have voted that the correct spelling is "flavour."
Melinda J. Beasi · 18 years ago
Ah, but Americans aren't allowed to spell it that way. It makes us pretentious.
Believe it or not, there are people out there who don't like stuff that has taste.
the mind boggles.
Sarah · 18 years ago
I thought they were called Scottish or British. Ever wonder why you don't see many cookbooks for Scottish or British food...
The results here are really suprising to me. Dill? I don't personally like it, but I really didn't know it had so many "supporters". At least not up against the big guns like basil, oregano and parsley.
At least cilantro isn't winning. That stuff is just plain fowl. I was in a hurry once and grabbed it by accident instead of parsley. I *almost* used it until I smelled my hands and they smelled like I had been pulling weeds all day. I just don't get it.
Andrea Krause · 18 years ago
I'm not a fan of cilantro either. And my dad adored it so it showed up in many things I didn't want it to. :)
Love dill, love oregano...rosemary...
My favorite flavorings are not usually the green stuff though. Gimme lots of garlic any day! :)
Yeah, I'm as shocked as you.... dill??? over those other options?
I mean, don't get me wrong.. dill is a great herb... but.. look at the competition!
And incidentally, I almost did vote for cilantro... but ended up going with basil just because I had had some fresh basil on a pizza the night before and it was on my mind. :)
Cilantro is very much a "love it or hate it" herb.... when I first had it, I *hated* it... but then I started having it in food I liked... and now it's one of my favorites.
Especially thai food.. you can't make it without cilantro!
(that and fish sauce)
mmm.. thai food.
danced with Lazlo · 18 years ago
I had to go with Oregano (that's o-RE-ga-no, not o-re-GA-no) because of my Italian upbringing... but I have to agree that it is very dependent on context. Different flavors mean different things to me. A summer tomato and cucumber salad *must* have dill (and a light vinegar,) and no chicken soup is complete without a healthy dose of the stuff as well... but by candelight it's deep red tomatoes with basil and fresh mozzarella drizzled with extra virgin and a nice balsamic. Cilantro is a must for that hint of Mexico or India, but some things just *require* parsley.
And what the hell about thyme?! I mean... thyme!!! you *need* thyme!
And wasn't Tarragon the herb that Mike suggested smoking in our last edition of The Quill?
And what the hell about thyme?! I mean... thyme!!! you *need* thyme!
Welll... see, I was going for leefy herbs.
Thyme/rosemary/etc are more needle-based.
true... and this occurred to me at the time, too.
I wanted to go back and change it to "leafy green herbs" but I didn't want to start the poll submission over... and I don't know of a way to change the question once you start doing the answers.
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