October 22, 2011
Time for an update ... I still HATE cilantro. 13 years ago I traveled to Venezuela and Guatemala, enjoying the local cuisine. No sign of cilantro. Last week I traveled to Costa Rica which is not THAT far from Guatemala and guess what? Everything salsa, has cilantro and it was even cooked into a very good looking pork dish. I was so discouraged. At one hotel, I was too late in asking and tried very hard to ignore it. Couldn't. ... but at the 2nd I checked ahead of time and the chef was very careful in keeping it away from my palate. It tasted the same in Costa Rica as it does here. Soap.