Years ago parsley was served often, in fact on most dinner plates. However, it was almost never eaten, because formerly like kale, it was for “decoration.” Some said it was the chlorophyll in it which sweetened breath. Few tested the theory. Now, we enjoy parsley as a must-have ingredient as well as a flattering garnish.
A cooking favorite in the Middle East, South America, Europe and the U.S. The two most popular types of parsley are the curley and flat-leaved Italian frequently mistaken for cilantro. Both the parsleys are used interchangeably. The latter is credited for being more fragrant. The best way to purchase the Italian type, and not cilantro, is to taste a leaf. Continue reading