January 27, 2008
The first time I "met" cilantro was in 1998 during a visit to California. We were eating at the swanky Mr. Chow's and I ordered a chinese tofu dish. I took a big heaping mouthful and almost immediately I emptied my mouth contents into my napkin! Ugh! I had no idea what I put in my mouth but I was sure it was pieces of a dirty dish rag from the kitchen. I sent the dish back and got something else. THEN, in the Mexico pavillion in Disney's EPCOT, I ordered some steak dish, took a big forkful and ...there it was again! That taste! Finally, I did some investigating and came to find that I loathed CILANTRO. I am happy to see that I am not alone. Even a minute amount in food will render it inedible to me.