A beloved aunt of ours used to say, “Always use parsley profusely!” Aside from decorating your dinner platters, there’s another good reason to spread this healthful herb around when you entertain…

When you are serving food or spices that stay on the breath—such as garlic, onions or curry—garnish the food with parsley. It looks nice and, if your guests eat it, it will help freshen their breath.

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