Cilantro (fresh coriander) is evil. It should be wiped off the face of the earth. Horrid stuff, I can’t understand why anyone on the planet would want to actually ingest the stuff.
I first came across it eating at a Thai restaurant. Although I had eaten Thai food before, I couldn’t believe the horrible taste that particular day. I couldn’t eat it, and soon discovered it was due to some chopped up green stuff. Even the tiniest, most minute piece produced such a vile response. It doesn’t really have a taste to me. I kind of feel it in my sinuses — there’s an immediate reaction my body says: “get it out, get it out, get it out!!” I couldn’t believe it when my husband could eat it. I was very confused.
A few years later, I discovered my brother hates it as much as I do. Although he’s been telling me lately that as he gets older, he can actually tolerate it a little better. It’s still horrible, but I don’t think he has to spit it out any more. A few months ago, I was in a grocery store with my parents. I found some of the evil stuff and took a single leaf. I gave each of my parents a bit of the leaf and asked them to chew it. My mother’s face screwed up in horror, and my father had no reaction. OK, so we get it from my mother’s side of the family.
I keep running across things on the internet that say.. some people don’t like cilantro, but they should learn to like it. It’s so pleasant, they really should stick with it. Well, excuse me. I don’t think so. Not now, not ever. It’s the most vile, most disgusting stuff on the planet. Eradicate it!!
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