- Parsley is a green colored and bright biennial herb which is used a s a spice.
- Parsley, or Garden Parsley for precision (Petroselinum crispum) is a species of Petroselinum in the family Apiaceae, native to the central Mediterranean region (southern Italy, Algeria and Tunisia), naturalised elsewhere in Europe, and widely cultivated as a herb, a spice and a vegetable.
- Parsley is widely used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking.
- Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish.
- In modern cooking, parsley is used for its leaf in much the same way as coriander (also known as Chinese parsley or cilantro), although parsley is perceived to have a milder taste.
- In central and eastern Europe and in western Asia, many dishes are served with fresh green chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
- Green parsley is often used as a garnish, with potato dishes (boiled buttered potatoes or mashed potato), with rice dishes (risotto or pilaf), with fish, fried chicken, lamb or goose, steaks, meat or vegetable stews (like beef bourguignon, goulash or chicken paprikash).
Friday, January 14, 2011