December 29, 2006
In 1957 a visted Los Angeles, My friend took me to a Mexican restaurant. This was supposed to be a real treat because there were very few Mexican restaurants in the US then. I had flautos and got nauseous from something in it. It wasnt until the 1980's when cilantro suddenly became popular in the US. Then when I tasted it I still remembered the event from 1957. IT WAS the cilantro. The was a period in the 1980's and 90's that cilantro was put into everything, especially in oriental restaurants. During that period i always had to ask before ordering. Even today when it is not as omnipresent I forget to ask and then get stuck with some that I have to pick out.