August 04, 2006
My first encounter with cilantro was actually quite some time ago. I was maybe 7 or 8 and was at a grocery store with my mom. As we approached the fresh herb section, she told me we had to get some cilantro. At this time I had no idea what it even was so when she asked me to carry it to the checkout, I immediatly accepted being facinated with this new green leafy thing. After I set it down on the conveyer belt, I smelled my hands and immediatly got a horrible look on my face. It was horrible! Even though I hadn't even tasted it yet, I automatically know I never would enjoy this widely used herb. And since then, I have never liked the smell or taste of that nasty green planted called "cilantro".