All my immediate blood relatives - has a genetic link been proven?
If cilantro were a historical malevolent dictator, who would it be? Why?
My cilantro story, first experience, recent anecdote, rant, etc...
I first experienced the devil's herb in Indian food about 20 years ago. I didn't know what it was - I just knew I didn't like it. I foolishly thought it might have been spinach and so avoided that for a while and now bear a deep resentment towards coriander, to add to my hatred, for making me miss out on several years of potential joyous spinach-eating.
I have tried to like it - I've forced some down every now and then but just can't change my opinion. I used the same method with other food, like olives, and quickly grew to love them. Coriander is now the ONLY food I don't like (being a vegan means I avoid most of the horrible stuff like seafood and offal). Okay, I admit that I really don't like pickled walnuts but I could eat them if necessary - and chefs don't feel compelled to sprinkle chopped pickled walnuts on every other dish they churn out so it's just not the same.
My claim to anticoriander fame: I had a text message read out on Radio 5 Live on 3rd September 2007 declaring my hatred of coriander and mentioning this website (they were discussing foodstuffs that people either love or hate).
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