Monday, April 17, 2006

Cilantro Haters Unite! ...

Many thanks to my pal Marc for pointing me toward!

I am pleased as non-cilantro-flavored punch that there are so many others in the world who share my assertion that the herb tastes like soap.


My mother shares my disgust, so there must be a biological/hereditary component to the ickiness. An assertion on the site (and elsewhere, according to some very brief preliminary research) suggests that I lack an enzyme, though that seems strange and nonsensical. Enzymes are used to break things down. I wonder what compounds in cilantro, when left whole, taste soapy. I will investigate further, and invite any readers with advanced cilantro knowledge to share information and links.

My disgust for cilantro goes so far that, in restaurants, I tell the servers that I'm allergic to cilantro and cannot eat anything prepared in a pan in which cilantro has been used.

Once, English Teacher Dave proudly made a cilantro pesto and I couldn't stomach more than a couple bites of the pasta before throwing ... in the towel.

(Oprah is on TV right now gushing over Oscar de la Renta in a way I've never seen before.)

In happy, non-cilantro news, I tried the turkey, basil pesto, and roasted red pepper Frescata sammich from Wendy's today. What a fine fast-food option.


Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

So the fast is 10 days and you gradually work back up to Wendy's over 10 days? ;)

9:24 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Hey, I didn't go for a triple bacon cheeseburger and Biggie fries, dude! I had a sandwich and a side salad with lite dressing.

9:30 AM  

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