My sister's husband is from Chile. He has lived in our country for about 20 years. In Chile, they love tripe, it is a very common food and he simply loves it, but my sister will only let him cook it now and then because of the stench when it cooks. When he cooked it last time a few days ago, it was quite cold outside, so she allowed it in her kitchen. She hates it. She tried it first about 15 years ago when she was pregnant with her first child (first of 6), and to this day nearly starts to wretch when it is cooked. One person's pleasure is another person's bane.
Personally, I don't think that I would want to ever try this food, nor would I want to smell it cooking. I have heard enough to form a pretty strong opinion, no matter what is said and who likes it.
I have been introduced to some very fabulous Spanish food dishes from my brother-in-law. I feel grateful for that because there is some pretty good stuff that he makes.
His continued use of cilantro in the dishes that he prepares has made me actually like this herb. I used to absolutely hate it, now I almost crave it. I love his salsa, it is made with lots of cilantro and parsley varieties that we grow here. I make a different salsa, less green stuff. I combine the two varieties of the salsa and man does it make the best of the best.
Our parsley is still growing in the garden, we can eat it still. It will go to seed this year, and the bees love the parsley flowers. Once you have parsley growing wild, it is yours forever, it self-seeds, self-seeds and if you help it along a little with some seed saved, it grows some more.
I gathered many many seeds last summer. I have said this before. But one that I had forgotten that I had gathered as well until this moment was the garlic chives. Now that makes a beautiful flower that the bees loves to get nourishment from too. AND, it is a cross between green onion flavour and garlic flavour. So when it is used in salads or whatnot, you have the best of both worlds. Yum. Yum. Can't wait for summertime and the salads the wild lettuces that pop up everywhere all summer bring. Ooh, ya, and the baby bok choi. All these plants set seed every year and they grow all over the garden, there for the picking, if they are big or if they are small. Great day. Cindi