I absolutely detest cilantro (and I know I’m not alone!) C always says that if I just forced myself to eat it for awhile, I would eventually grow to like it (he once did this with basil, primarily so that he could give me a bad time about not liking cilantro and onions). According to this article in the NY Times, he may be right (shhhh…don’t tell him!) I always wondered why the cilantro salad dressing was so much more bearable than the actual leaves…and now, I know! Hmmm…to give in, and try what the article suggests (eat lots of cilantro to “increase the patterns”)? Or be stubborn, and continue to refuse cilantro (particularly because it’s so often paired with my other least-favorite food, onions)?
Cilantro April 15, 2010