Culantro

Long-leafed coriander also known as culantro

This is another extract from the book I wrote with Pam Vardy, Community Gardens: A Celebration of the People, Recipes and Plants. I am posting these extracts to show how much refugees and immigrants to our country have enhanced our lives. To highlight this I am focusing on unusual individual plants that we would not otherwise have available for our gardens or meals.

Long-leafed coriander (Eryngium foetidum) is also known as culantro. This strong smelling herb comes originally from central and southern America where is has been used for centuries to add flavour to soups and stews. Read more