14 April 2010

cilantrophobia

how wonderful to learn that Julia Child had an aversion to cilantro too.

I love to eat & dislike few edibles. but cilantro has such an awful taste to me that it can destroy an entire meal. so I'm careful to ask if it's in certain ethnic dishes. & when I do encounter it -- like Julia -- I pick it out.

5 comments:

Bill Fogle said...

I've known one other person who felt the same as you. It is pungent.

AlexG said...

I'm glad to finally discover that the aldehyde in cilantro is an ingredient in soap. explains the chemical reaction my mouth has to it.

cinemage books said...

I'm the same way about anchovies

AlexG said...

I recall yr dislike of anchovies Ira. I happen to love them but I realize that's a very individual thing.

I also have trouble with okra. but there it's not the taste as much as the consistency.

cinemage books said...

dislike okra also. Will not eat it, hate the texture. Ugh.