Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An article for the haters of cilantro

Sorry to inform you, but this is not a recipe.  It is an article about cilantro and how some people love it and some people hate it.  My lovely roommate Tom brought it to my attention, and I had to blog about it.  So read this article then read my commentary.

The Curious Cook - Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap, for Some -

First of all I honestly don't think it tastes or smells like soap; if we are talking about soapy things might I mention how much mirror pond by Deschutes brewery taste like shampoo! Just think shampoo the next time you talk a nice cold sip of mirror pond.  Second of all the reference the article makes to it smelling like bed bugs: I have already put that reference at the bottom of my blog page because I find it hilarious...and sorry but no I don't know what bed bugs smell like....and I personally think that is a good thing.  As for myself and cilantro, back in the day I hated it!  I would always pick it out because it was too overwhelming for my IMMATURE taste buds;)  Now a days I'm apparently more refined than Julia Child, because I wouldn't be caught dead trying to pick something out of my food haha.  Anyways I do like the researchers suggestion of starting with cilantro pesto, it is very good.  I personally started liking cilantro when I was eating tons and tons of thai food (thanks to my lovely friend amber).  The thai soups especially incorporate cilantro is such a wonderful way.  And on an ending note may I reiterate that not everything I post has cilantro in it.  I will admit to one thing, I cannot stand green bell if anyone can convince me otherwise please try because I want to love all food and so far that is the only thing I despise.


  1. This is a very interesting article. It shows the more you introduce your palate to new things, the more you learn to appreciate their flavors. I don't love cilantro, but I don't hate it either. Like with a lot of herbs, mix with the right food, delicious!

  2. i know what bed bugs smell like.....heh
    love katie