Jenny Wright wrote:Does coriander have a distinctly different taste and smell to everyone else?
I just tasted both side-by-side. There are elements in each not present in the other. But there are also obviously overlapping flavor elements too. I get the sweaty/musky/soapy odor from both, for instance, but for me it's weak and pleasant. It's a tough comparison because the lemony, wet, fresh-greens sensation of the cilantro is so front and center that it's hard to "listen" for the subtle spice elements of the coriander.