I’m no meteorologist, but I would argue that the Twin Cities Metro is heading into Severe Minestrone Watch this weekend (via The Onion: Perfect Soup Weather Coming).
Waste not, want not! ATK Tasters welcomed the pungency in cilantro stems, whereas flat parsley stems’ bitterness was less palatable. You can certainly use either stems - just take into account the stems’ strong flavor and texture (*crunch*).
I like to throw them into soups and stock preparation. For example, I often go through periods of laziness/poorness and subsist on miso soup with glass noodles, egg, random veggies, and cilantro leaves/stems.
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Nan Zhou *Hand Drawn Noodle House, Philadelphia, PA
When you are soaked to the bone from the windy, rainy 40-degree conditions in a city that is not your home, this is the definition of comfort. This was also the best meal that I had in Philadelphia - just me and my $5.95 bowl of short rib noodle soup in a divey hole-in-the-wall in Chinatown.
*I know I’ve posted it before, but it’s worth referencing again: how hand drawn noodles are made. Pretty freakin’ rad.