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Celery Salt

C. wondered why our local grocery store didn't stock any dried coriander seed, an ingredient apparently required for most British cooking, but did stock celery salt, which he'd never heard of.

Do you use, or have you ever used, celery salt?

Never
16(42.1%)
At least once; a few times
14(36.8%)
Frequently
8(21.1%)

Do you currently own any celery salt?

Yes
11(28.9%)
No
27(71.1%)

What do you use celery salt for?

Comments

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morganlf
Nov. 6th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
did they have whole coriander?? I've had to grind my own on occasion.

if you can't find any let me know and I can send you a very coriandery care-package.
owlfish
Nov. 6th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
They had fresh coriander, but we were looking for something with longer-term storage potential since we didn't want it for any particular dish today. Our local grocery store is lousy. I have to do most of my spice shopping elsewhere, as they carry about 15 different spices, no more, and it's often of secondrate quality.

Thank you for the lovely offer! It's very generous of you, but I won't be needing to take advantage of it. I just need a better grocery store.

Speaking of coraindery goodness, one of the nicest shower gels I ever used was from Kiehl's - coriander scented.
morganlf
Nov. 6th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
oh i love their lip balm. never tried their shower gel...perhaps i shall mention it to kevin for a christmas gift!
oursin
Nov. 6th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
Dried coriander? I'm puzzled by this. Do you mean coriander seed (whole, crushed or ground) or dried green coriander leaves? because the latter are a total waste of money. What you can get here (and prob online) are jars of minced green coriander paste (try stockists of oriental cooking supplies, esp Thai/Indonesian), which is the next best thing to fresh green coriander and keeps much better (I even tried growing it at one time, without success).
owlfish
Nov. 6th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
He meant the seed, not dried leaves. I misunderstood since I wasn't the one who had needed it for a recipe (and quite obviously am not in the habit of cooking with it!)

Thank you for the paste recommendation. That could well come in handy for future coriander needs of the non-seed variety.
larkvi
Nov. 7th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
There is a dried bulk foods store at Alberta and St Clair (near where I live) that sells as much coriander as you would like.

And, in regards to the previous discussion about seed v. leaves, I am fairly certain that coriander is the seed and cilantro is the leaf--they are the same plant.

Celery salt is an all purpose substitute for celery and salt in combination (though I prefer celery seed and salt separately, as I cook with low levels of sodium). Use if for poultry rubs, to salt soup or broth, as a flavouring in stew or chili, &c.
lazyknight
Nov. 8th, 2004 01:48 am (UTC)
Interesting -- I've used celery salt a couple of times and I've never used corriander seed... what dishes was C thinking of in particular?
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