January 30, 2012
I am a builder and repairer of musical instruments, including drums. I'm also pretty open minded about food - I've tried most types of locally available (US) ethnic foods, and have eaten rattle snake, ants, crispy bugs, etc... granted, I have a handful of foods I don't like and choose not to eat, but the ONE thing that I will not eat is cilantro. Cilantro tastes and smells, to me, exactly like the goat skins that I have soaked and stretched over traditional African drums! Outside a food context it isn't offensive, but in my mouth it is a foul, corrosive, spoiled flavor that ruins everything around it and makes me gag!