Coriander refers to the dried fruit on the coriander plant, which can be found whole or ground. Coriander seeds are extremely aromatic, with a slight lemony flavour, making it a great addition to dry rubs and curries. Some people use the term "coriander" when referring to fresh cilantro. Cilantro, also called Chinese parsley, refers to the soft leaves and stems of the coriander plant. It is often considered an acquired taste and is used in many Asian and Latin American dishes. Check out my other blog for instructions on how to wash and store cilantro. In our recipes, we refer to the seeds as coriander and the fresh herb as cilantro.