September 24, 2007
I could never figure out what some Italian and Mexican places put on their stuff that made me sick, until eating a salad with "it" in it. Some friends I was eating with whom I told about the "problem" said it was probably cilantro. "What's THAT??" Now I know. It has ruined a lot of food for me over the years. The smell and taste somewhere between burning rubber and dry body oder...! I used to eat it anyway and would feel sick for the rest of the evening. NOW I know better. I am of Scandinavian extraction and discovered here that we tend to have a gene for cilantro aversion. I sure do!