Cilantro NO!

Cilantro, NO!

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Username: Tamara
Member for: 5.25 years
Last Login: September 19, 2014
Sex: F
Age: 51
Stance: I hate cilantro.

What does cilantro taste like to you?
Most Hated Cilantro-Containing Food:
Anything cooked with cilantro.
Do people in your family hate cilantro, too? Who?
I don't know. I won't have that stuff in my house...
If cilantro were a historical malevolent dictator, who would it be? Why?
Hitler or Attila the Hun because they both ruined the lives of so many innocent people.
My cilantro story, first experience, recent anecdote, rant, etc...

Click to read and comment on my story! I believe I already submitted a story but I first tasted cilantro in Illinois 5 years ago when I went there with my children to visit my mother and brother in Quincy. My mom love cilantro. I never knew that because she never ate it when we were growing up. I believe it is an herb she came into contact with since I left home. Anyway, we were there and something smelled really bad cooking on the stove! My mom is a bit odd with doing her laundry. Sometimes she's been known to boil clothing on the stove to disinfect things, clean them a special way, etc, so I thought maybe it was that. When dinner was served, I sat down and took a bite of the soup she was serving. It was awful! Oh my gosh, I couldn't get the taste of that soup out of my mouth! I almost spit it right out, it was that bad! I held back because I didn't want to appear rude to my mom in front of my kids, but I asked her what was wrong with the food! Had she accidentally put soap or something else into the food while she was cooking it?! She was very upset that I'd even suggest such a thing! The fresh salad had cilantro in it as well. I presumed it was parsley, which I absolutely adore! It was NOT. Oh my gosh, it was the worst thing I've EVER tasted! I definitely had no choice. I had to spit it out! I was on the verge of vomiting profusely and I can count how many times I've vomited my whole life on six fingers! The taste was unmistakable. I asked my mom what it was and she told me and that she LOVES cilantro!!! I said to her, "What? Are you missing taste buds already or something?" I definitely offended her greatly and she mocked me openly for my lack of ability to appreciate one of the world's "best for you herbs" in her mind! I said if that herb was good for me, I'd take illness over health any day of the week! She described the way she tastes cilantro and I honestly thought she was completely insane as she described it's fresh, minty almost flavor. Oh my gosh! I've compared it with hand crea
More about me:
I am the mother of 8 great kids, 6 boys and 2 girls. My oldest is 26, my youngest, 12. I am self employed. I do day care and courier service in my two businesses. I have an EMBA from formerly UWO, and I currently live with six of my 8 children in Alberta, Canada. I won't serve arugula or cilantro or liver to my family. I am the second oldest of 10 children. As far as I know, I'm the only one that hates cilantro but I haven't asked everyone, just two of my siblings. They both love it and I'm certain they are insane like my mother...

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