I am so mad at England today.

Because I wanted to make salsa.

Because I went to two grocery stores to buy supplies.  Because cilantro was nowhere to be found.

Because, when I got home, I said to my mother-in-law, “No one had cilantro”…

…and she answered, “I’ve never heard of that.”

*Update: I learned today that cilantro is the Spanish word for coriander, which is just a little bit confusing, since we have coriander in the US, too, but it’s the little seeds.  So ok, England, I forgive you.  For not having cilantro.  Since, technically, you do.  But I don’t forgive you for trying to sabotage my salsa by using confusing terminology.

Author: Faith

Faith Dwight is a photographer and a writer. She is a Southern American girl living just north of London with her British husband, Simon and their two halfling sons.

6 thoughts

  1. I had to learn the same lesson, years back, and went through the same frustration. But here in the Netherlands, they do have cilantro/coriander, though unless you go to the Turkish shops, it’s more than a euro for a small bundle!! Check the Indian markets for fresh coriander.

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