In a pinch, you can use the curly parsley, but otherwise, save it for garnish.
Uh-oh. Thats not good, is it? I dunno what a "pinch" is, but my dictionary says it means "emergency situation"?
Mac's second link said "The curly leaf parsley is more popular as a garnish while the flat leafed, also known as Italian parsley, provides a distinct flavor to salads and sauces."
Also not good, I guess.
Hm. So now Ive got a parsley salad which is all finished except for the parsley, which I dont have the right kind of. What to do?
Add no parsley at all and leave it, err, a plain cucumber salad I guess - or add the curly stuff? 4 cups is a lot (compared to a cucumber and a half and three seeded tomatoes) ... if the taste aint good its gonna really dominate I guess ...