Yes my brother is a die-hard cilantro hater. His in-laws use it all the time
If cilantro were a historical malevolent dictator, who would it be? Why?
Kim Jong Il. it looks evil, smells evil, tastes evil, and it yearns for world destruction
My cilantro story, first experience, recent anecdote, rant, etc...
I was first introduced to this horrid herb while staying at my friends house for a couple of months. His sister, who did most of the cooking, put it in everything. I don't know if cilantro is Persian in origin but they were Persian. I also thought it might be an LA thing at first, but then my brother told me his in-laws are also into food abuse by way of cilantro (or as it should be named: killantro). The first time i noticed it was when we were having deli sandwiches and i noticed they had a bitter after-taste. I thought the lettuce was bad but that wasn't the case. IT WAS CILANTRO!!
After I politely inquired about it (although my legs were shaking under the table), she got all defensive and actually had the nerve to pretend it was her favorite thing in the whole world. She even pulled the "it's an acquired taste" garbage on me. After that little episode, she made a distinct effort to show how much she liked it by poisoning all the food for the rest of my stay. I think she just wanted to feel like she was actually "cooking" something when making something simple like mac and cheese or deli wraps. (she watches a lot of cooking shows and it makes her feel like top chef or something when she uses more ingredients than she has to)Anyway that's my cilantro story. After that I just ate out a lot more. God bless The Coffee Bean.