May 27, 2006
About 10 years ago I was making a new recipe and it called for cilantro. I had never cooked with it before but I do enjoy most fresh herbs. Well, I didn't really care for the smell while chopping it and then I took a bite and what a terrible experience!!! My saliva became very slick and soapy tasting and all I could smell was sweaty armpits. I get a milder version of this whenever I walk into a restaurant where cilantro is being used. I just cannot eat anything with cilantro... I don't think this is an allergic reaction as much as a chemical reaction. (if that makes sense.) But I think there must be some metabolic connection with everyone who has these severe reactions.