And the Favorite Herb Is . . .

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What if food bloggers who participate each week in blogging about herbs were forced to make a choice about their very favorite herb. Which herb do you think would be the favorite?

No one was more surprised than I that basil didn't win when Weekend Herb Blogging, an event started as a joke on my own blog, celebrated one year of blogging about herbs and we asked food bloggers to vote for their favorite. With exactly 50 votes cast, it was cilantro (also called coriander leaf) ahead of basil by six votes.

Cilantro? The herb that some people hate so much there are entire blogs, and even a cilantro-haters documentary about it.

Here are a few recipes from herb bloggers who voted for cilantro:

Anna from Morsels and Musings shares two recipes, Potatoes Coriander and Coriander and Yoghurt Chutney.

Karina from Gluten-Free Goddess shares her New Mexico version of Roasted Corn Chowder with Cilantro.

Sher from What Did You Eat sends a great sounding recipe for Asian Salmon-and-Rice Soup with Cilantro.

Coriander Chutney, Chutney Sandwiches, and 10 Things to do with Coriander Chutney is the fabulous collection of recipes from Nandita of Saffron Trail.

Mae from Rice and Noodles sends an impressive collection of past recipes as well as a new recipe for Oriental Chicken Sausage rolls, all featuring yummy coriander leaf.

Not a cilantro lover? There's a great collection of recipes for other herbs included in Favorite Herb Recipes from Great Cooks Around the World.

Contributing editor Kalyn Denny from Kalyn's Kitchen also voted for cilantro, but tried very hard to remain neutral when counting the votes.

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