July 04, 2009
I always thought that cilantro tasted like soap. No one I know agrees with me. I just read the book Turkey Flambe by Nancy Fairbanks. In it, her main character Carolyn Blue mentions that 10% of people can't tolerate cilantro. Apparently it contains an enzyme that makes it taste and smell terrible to some people. She even mentions this website, which made me curious to check it out and see if the soap taste was just my imagination. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who tastes soap when eating cilantro. I avoid it in restaurant foods if at all possible.