November 02, 2006
I didn't know I hated cilantro. I thought I hated Mexican food. This didn't occur as odd to me until I remembered that I used to love Mexican food as a child, and now all of a sudden I hated it. After thinking on it for a while, I remembered my dear mother's tendency to eliminate pretty much any spice whatsoever from her cooking (She likes her food bland), and so I concluded that it must be something in "real" Mexican food that I hated. After some research I realized that recipes for Mexican food always have cilantro in them, and made the connection. Since then I have never purchased cilantro, I avoid Mexican food at all costs, and I make a point to tell all my friends that I hate cilantro whether or not it occurs in conversation naturally. Thank you.