January 04, 2007
I went to college in San Antonio Tx. from '68 to '72 and my parents and uncle both lived in Guadalajara ,Mexico from '75 to '87 so I am not a stranger to Mexican & Tex-Mex foods/cooking. Cilantro was used mainly in Mexico and hardly at all in the US until the late '80s. In Mexico it was used but VERY spairngly as it tends to dominate the food it's added to. You would hardly noticed it. This all changed in the late '80s when Mexican food became popular in the US. Suddenly it was added to everything in inappropriate doses. Imagine if salt was discovered .... if a pinch in soup tastes good then a cup must taste great!! I love Tex-Mex food but find that most of it is ruined by too much cilantro.