Actually, my parents both recently tried it for the first time, and they despise it as much as I do!!! My brother says he doesn't really like it, but can tolerate it. (How?!!!) My husband, on the otherhand LOVES it. I think he's CRAZY!
If cilantro were a historical malevolent dictator, who would it be? Why?
All I know is that cilantro destroys everything it touches.
My cilantro story, first experience, recent anecdote, rant, etc...
I never knew what the taste was in salsa and other mexican food that I hated so much; I just knew that when I would get that "taste" in a bite of food, I would cringe. When I finally found out what it was, I was relieved that I could now request my food to come without it. I enjoy mexican food, but I always make sure to specifically request NO CILANTRO!!
It disgusts me when I order something in a restaurant with NO CILANTRO and I find that a little piece of cilantro ended up in my food anyway. I then have to meticulously go through every inch of my food to make sure I got it all before I can even THINK about enjoying it!
If food contains cilantro throughout, I absolutely can't eat it. People don't understand that it is not up for debate - when I say no cilantro, NO means NO!! NONE! NOT A SPECK!! I can't tolerate it.
I only buy PACE PICANTE SALSA, because it's just about the only one I can find in the store that does not contain cilantro!!!
More about me:
Surprisingly, I love spicy food, as in spicy from peppers, etc. (Cilantro is not a 'spice' to me, it's just disgusting) and I also love chinese food - another food group that seems to surprise me with the use of cilantro when I least expect it. I've gotten pretty good at asking before I order something if it contains cilantro.
I am a relatively picky eater - I'm finicky about a lot of green things, actually, but cilantro is by far the worst. I'm not crazy about lettuce in certain warm foods like tacos - I just dislike the look and texture when it's wilted.
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