April 20, 2006
I was traveling with family in Hawaii about four years ago. One day we went to a Luau - you know, where they serve you all sorts of traditional Hawaiian food. I was quite dismayed to find out that a large fraction of the dishes were prepared with cilantro. I haven't checked, but I am fairly certain that cilantro is not a native Hawaiian spice, yet it is a fashionable spice so restaurants/caterers seem to think: "why not add it". What a pain.