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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:30 PM

A(n) Herb will disappear from the world tomorrow forever ... Which can it NOT BE?

Talking about cooking here, people

What is absolutely the most indispensable herb to your kitchen and/or taste when eating out, the one you'd be the MOST bummed if it disappeared?

Feel free to add your own in the comments ... only so many slots ... some others I can think of would be Cilantro (which I left off on purpose because I'd have no choice but to choose that one ... plus to me it's more of a food than a seasoning) and Mint.

This is a tough one, isn't it?
72 votes, 5 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Rosemary
10 (14%)
Thyme
4 (6%)
Oregano
13 (18%)
Basil
29 (40%)
Marjoram
1 (1%)
Parsley
3 (4%)
Sage
2 (3%)
Tarragon
2 (3%)
Bay
2 (3%)
Dill
6 (8%)
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Reply A(n) Herb will disappear from the world tomorrow forever ... Which can it NOT BE? (Original post)
mr_lebowski Aug 24 OP
pansypoo53219 Aug 24 #1
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #7
sl8 Aug 24 #19
Anon-C Aug 24 #2
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #6
trueblue2007 Aug 24 #3
appleannie1 Aug 24 #4
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #9
appleannie1 Aug 25 #45
smirkymonkey Aug 25 #39
Auggie Aug 24 #5
Ilsa Aug 24 #26
customerserviceguy Aug 24 #33
smirkymonkey Aug 25 #40
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 24 #8
Coventina Aug 24 #10
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #11
mopinko Aug 24 #23
kedrys Aug 24 #12
FakeNoose Aug 24 #13
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #16
Lochloosa Aug 24 #34
Wolf Frankula Aug 24 #14
Ilsa Aug 24 #27
tblue37 Aug 24 #15
wryter2000 Aug 24 #17
irisblue Aug 24 #18
defacto7 Aug 24 #20
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #24
defacto7 Aug 25 #44
Dagstead Bumwood Aug 24 #21
NightWatcher Aug 24 #22
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #25
jberryhill Aug 24 #28
Demovictory9 Aug 24 #29
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #32
smirkymonkey Aug 25 #41
lunasun Aug 24 #30
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #31
Codeine Aug 24 #35
Totally Tunsie Aug 24 #36
mr_lebowski Aug 24 #37
Totally Tunsie Aug 24 #38
Major Nikon Aug 25 #42
Kali Aug 25 #43
Laffy Kat Aug 25 #46
mr_lebowski Aug 25 #47

Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:36 PM

1. H is NOT a vowel! i refuse to say ERB. ITS a fucking HERB. hiss ft ft.

: )

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:44 PM

7. British, are we?

Edit: Okay, I compromised and (sorta) fixed the subject line for ya

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:50 PM

19. Honestly?

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:37 PM

2. Mint.

Most of these are Lamiaceae anyway, right?

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:43 PM

6. Yeah, but this isn't based on plant families ;)

You're correct, they're almost all in the Mint family, technically ...

The Lamiaceae or Labiatae are a family of flowering plants commonly known as the mint or deadnettle or sage family. Many of the plants are aromatic in all parts and include widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, and perilla.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:40 PM

3. rosemary & country fried potatoes !!!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:42 PM

4. I have an herb garden and use every one of them.

Tonight I chopped basil and parsley for my Bruschetta and rosemary for my pork chops. Last night it was chopped dill weed for my fish.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:48 PM

9. That sounds awesome! Wish I had one ... (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:08 PM

45. In the winter I put shelves in front of windows and grow basil, parsley, rosemary and thyme in pots.

I put the pots on the deck for the summer and pretty much just use the herbs in my garden then. The sage, oregano, thyme, catnip, etc. are all perennial and the cilantro, basil, and parsley reseed themselves. The plants in pots don't grow as big but produce enough for winter.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 08:28 AM

39. That sounds wonderful!

I would love to have a fresh herb garden! Everything is so much more delicious with fresh herbs.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:42 PM

5. I'll choose oregano since no one has else has

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Response to Auggie (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:25 PM

26. I picked oregano, also. It is added

to a lot of other dishes that are not "Italian cuisine". But I would miss basil and bay and thyme and rosemary.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:47 PM

33. Oregano for me, too

Makes my pasta sauces what they are!

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Response to Auggie (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 08:29 AM

40. I also picked oregano.

I love it in my Italian dishes and sauces. Basil and Thyme were a close 2nd.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:46 PM

8. The Herb that must not disappear is two: Herbert and Cannabis. . . . nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:52 PM

10. I went with Basil, but it was a tough choice.

I chose basil mostly because I have a basil plant, so I'm personally invested in another living creature.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:55 PM

11. I suspected from the start that Basil would win ... it's just so versatile ...

Not only is it critical for lots of Italian dishes, it's also critical for lots of SE Asian dishes, esp. Thai food (though they use different basil strains).

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Response to Coventina (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:18 PM

23. i grow a lot of basil, so yeah.

i grow several kinds and i plant them all around the garden for the bees. this farmer cant live w/o it.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:59 PM

12. Basil

There is no life without pesto.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:05 PM

13. I can't live without parsley but basil is a close second

Why don't you ask which one can I do without? I'd vote for bay leaves.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:15 PM

16. That wouldn't have been as fun :) nt

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:14 PM

34. No way on the bay leaves.

You don't know what it does but you know when it's not there.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:08 PM

14. Tarleck

Herb Tarleck will disappear, and except by his family, won't be missed much.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:29 PM

27. I'd have missed 3 or 4 decades ago:



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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:08 PM

15. I hate bay leaf and basil, but you NEED oregano for Italian food! nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:49 PM

17. No pesto?

The choice wasn't even close.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:44 PM

18. Rosemary. Take it up with Shepherd Books too.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:57 PM

20. I choose Rosemary but second for me would be Cardamom.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:20 PM

24. Cardamom is actually a seed ... so it's a spice, but not technically a(n) herb :)

I also didn't include things like clove, coriander (cilantro seeds, at least in the US), curry, cumin, etc for the same reason.

Maybe I'll do spices in another poll though

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:53 PM

44. Oops. I should have known... I use the pods all the time.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:17 PM

21. Something doesn't seem right.

The Rand Corporation/Basil Syndicate must have gotten to you people.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:17 PM

22. I clicked screaming internally "Indica. Indica"

Technically I've cooked with it before

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:21 PM

25. I hear ya ... but it wasn't for 'flavoring', now was it ;) (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:34 PM

28. It's okay, basil is safe

We donít leave it up to chance....

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:35 PM

29. Cilantro. And Licorice Like herbs (fennel) can disappear

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #29)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:44 PM

32. See my post #31 ... (nt)

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 08:31 AM

41. Yes, like tarragon.

Tarragon is the only herb I really can't stand.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:40 PM

30. Cilantro for sure would be mine . Second would be lemon balm if that is even

a (n) erb, or herb whatever I know what you mean
I definitely think cilantro is though....
No cilantro what a cruel world that would be to my taste buds
Why you make me think about that
Go check my garden tomorrow make sure itís still there now after an uneasy sleep tonight

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Response to lunasun (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:43 PM

31. I mentioned why I left Cilantro off ... to me it's a food, not a seasoning ...

No proper salsa? No cilantro on my street tacos? No cilantro in my Thai Food?

Are you kidding me?

There's just no way.

I figured if I put that one on it would skew the results too much ... although some people hate it (some people have a gene that makes cilantro taste like dish soap), it's just TOOOOO essential, so I chose to leave it off.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:45 PM

35. You can't have good focaccia without rosemary.

And I donít want to live in a world without good focaccia.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:40 PM

36. Let's hear it for the mighty GARLIC!

Mmmmmm...I love garlic. I love the taste and I love the smell.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:04 PM

37. Doesn't quite count as a(n) herb ... but it IS great! (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:42 PM

38. Many sources credit it as a(n) herb,

although there is also reference to it as a spice or even a vegetable.

Garlic is a herb which belongs to lily family. Although garlic powder (mix with salt) considered as spice. All parts of a garlic plant like bulb, root, leaf and flowers have herbal quality and used as medicine for several remedies.Apr 4, 2018

https://www.quora.com õ Is-garlic-a-herb-or-a-spice

also

World Encyclopedia
© World Encyclopedia 2005, originally published by Oxford University Press 2005.

garlic Bulbous herb native to s Europe and central Asia. It has onion-like foliage and a bulb made up of sections called cloves, which are used for flavouring. It is also claimed to have medicinal properties. Family Liliaceae; species Allium sativum.


https://www.encyclopedia.com/plants-and-animals/plants/plants/garlic

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 10:08 AM

42. Alpert

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:53 AM

43. too hard for me

I could live with out a few, but too hard to pick the one it can't be.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:51 PM

46. Cilantro.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #46)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:59 PM

47. See my post #31 :) (nt)

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