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In most markets you will find two parsleys to choose from. The flat-leaf or Italian parsley is not as common as the Curly Parsley. It has a stronger, spicier flavor than the ubiquitous curly-leaf variety. Both add a bright, fresh taste to recipes. Flat leaf parsley holds up a little better with prolonged heating and I use it in recipes where the herb will be cooked with other ingredients. The flavor of curly parsley is softer, tends to lose its flavor much faster, and I add it near the end of recipes.