July 10, 2006
It tastes exactly like stink bugs! I've only seen these in Europe, not the U.S., but they taste _exactly_ like these smelled when crushed.
Wikipedia quote : "The name coriander derives from Latin coriandrum, which was first noted by Pliny. The Latin word derives in turn from Greek corys, a bedbug, plus -ander, 'resembling', and refers to the supposed similarity of the scent of the crushed leaves to the distinctive odour of bedbugs (largely forgotten in this age of insecticides)."
I have never smelled nor seen a bedbug, but I can only guess that bed bugs and these European stink bugs (punaise in French) smell the same.
It is seriously exactly the same sensation I get when I eat cilantro/coriander leaf and when I smell these crushed bugs. Anyone else smelled these bugs and get the same sensation from cilantro?