May 11, 2007
Cilantro tastes like metallic dirt.
Much like the first time I ate wasabi sauce, my initial reaction after taking a big leafy sample of otherwise appealing dewy green foliage at the farmer's market was, "Oh my god, I wasn't supposed to eat that. Oh I hope no one saw me put that in my mouth because whatever that is, it is not edible."
I now fear its medicinal disgustingness lurking in barely visible minced form within the curled bodies of every shrimp in my pad thai. Forget about salsa. Salsa is dead to me.