March 10, 2006
I remember being relieved to see a "Cilantro - please taste before adding" sign at nearby Mongolian barbeque. That gave me comfort knowing that I wasn't alone. In order to actually make the sign, you know that they must have had many exchanges like this...
"This meat is rotten, I'm putting you out of business!!"
"Well, did you put cilantro on it?"
"Well, it's an herb that makes 10% of our customers want to vomit uncontrollably. We like to provide it for the 90% who don't taste it at all."