November 08, 2006
I don't know really if I hate the taste of cilantro when mixed in foods, but the smell of the fresh variety is the worst!
I was making cheese trays for a party once and the supermarket did not have fresh parsely to use as the classic "bed of greens" garnish that make trays look professional, so I purchased cilantro instead.
While I was making up the trays I had the bag of cilantro sitting on the table beside me. I noticed the acidic pee-like smell right away, but tried to ignore it in favour of portraying the confident party planner attitude, however as time passed I became more and more irritated by the smell. Eventually I became so angry at everyone around me that I ripped up the icky garnish from the cheese trays and threw the whole works out!