April 17, 2006
I eat anything or so I thought before a glorious two week trip to Cozumel about 15 years ago. One of those pre-paid eat and drink places. Anyway, first lunch was a buffet loaded with great looking Mexican dishes.....I piled up and was ready to gorge. First bit and the cilantro kicked in. I didn't spit it out, but swallowed and almost threw-up. So much for that item. Next bite the same thing....I tossed the whole lunch out. I thought the food/chef was the problem, but shortly discovered the heavy use of cilantro was the culprit. I ate eggs and dessert for the two weeks there. Since then, especially at Mexican restaurants, I now question what dishes don't have the C word in them and order that. The single most disgusting herb God has put on this earth.