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#1 Old 04-26-2004, 12:10 AM
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Whenever I say that I hate cilantro with every fiber of my being, about ten people chime in with "How can you say that? Cilantro is so good!" But there is always one other person who can relate to my utter abhorrence of that demon-weed, cilantro. So I want to get a pseudo-scientific count.



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#2 Old 04-26-2004, 12:12 AM
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Cilantro is horrible added to anything. I will eat it in a Vietnamese restaurant straight up, but it's so strong it damages any food it's added to.
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yuck! I once tried to make cilantro lime rice (liek the kidn they have at chipotle) and it was horrible! jsut thinking about it meakes me dizzy
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#4 Old 04-26-2004, 12:21 AM
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I prefer coriandar.

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My fiancee has the same unfortunate affliction as you. However, hers does have a twist... she can tolerate and even enjoy it in some dishes that are classically made with cilantro, such as guacamole and some salsas if a Mexican flavor is desired.



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UgH! is cilantro the same thing as coriander? I made some tomato soup once from scratch and i was looking for spices to add. i found some coriander in the cupboard and decided to use a little bit x 2! It was horrible!! I forced myself to eat like half the batch becasue I made so much, but never again....
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cilantro has a chemical that you can either taste or you cant based on one simple allele (gene expression).
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I consider the dislike of cilantro to be a character flaw.
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#9 Old 04-26-2004, 12:46 AM
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Cilantro's pretty crappy. I can have a little bit, but I won't be able to finish something if it has too much.



The real poll question should be "What's worse: Cilantro or Anise?"
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cilantro has a chemical that you can either taste or you cant based on one simple allele (gene expression).



Oh! Sort of like asparagus scent in your urine... whether or not your urine smells strange after you eat it is because of your nose not the way your body processes the food. There's just a genetic difference between those that can smell it and those that can't.



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cilantro has a chemical that you can either taste or you cant based on one simple allele (gene expression).



Do you know other foods that have that same chemical in it?



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OOOOhh... I HATE anise!

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well that explains it. I'd heard before that there was some chemical in it that caused repulsion in some people... I love cilantro. mmmm! but it causes my DH to gag if he eats it.



The people I've known who hated the stuff always said it tasted soapy.



I dunno - I love it.
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Those who hate it, are so-called "supertasters", I believe. To them, cilantro tastes like soap.



I am not a supertaster, but I'm not crazy about cilantro either. I eat it and I even like it in some foods, but I don't think I would ever use (much of) it in my own cooking.
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Those who hate it, are so-called "supertasters", I believe. To them, cilantro tastes like soap.



I am not a supertaster, but I'm not crazy about cilantro either. I eat it and I even like it in some foods, but I don't think I would ever use (much of) it in my own cooking.



I've read lots about supertasters and haven't ran across a description of cilantro soapiness being involved. All the supertaster articles I've read have focused on the super-attentiveness to bitterness as a repulsion for supertasters because they have a higher than average number of taste buds (they'll also find sweet things more sweet and spicy things more spicy). I also did a quick scan of the web trying to connect cilantro to supertasters and came up with nothing but forums where it was debated, no links to credible sources.



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I guess I stand corrected then, huh..
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I am thankful that I can enjoy cilantro. It is one of my very favorite things.

Anise on the other hand...
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I love cilantro, or coriander as it's known in the UK. I buy it in little jars in oil and it's so yummy I can eat spoonfuls straight from the jar. And I have it on pasta with olive oil and nothing else. mmm
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It is okay, I can put it in salsas and mexican foods

and curries but I don't love it or anything like that.

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I love cilantro with a passion that is probably wrong between a woman and an herb. Here's a haiku detailing that passion:

I love cilantro

for curries or for salsa

my mouth says "yummy!"
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I still think you should all be calling it "coriander leaves". Damn yankees.

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I'm getting sick to my stomach just reading about cilantro.
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Bleah! To me, cilantro makes everything taste all mildewy, like old damp sweatsocks smell.
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I love it in salsa.
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Wait a minute- is cilantro the same thing as cilantrillo/bandania/shado-beni? Are are these two different, b/c I voted yes, but if it isn't I want my vote back
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I think it is weird (and maybe sad) that some people taste cilantro totally different from others. For me it is a slightly sweet, very refreshing and light citrus flavor.
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I think Oatmeal might have something with his supertaster theory. I recently read an article that noted that supertasters usually had an aversion to artificial sweetners because they could taste bitterness. I'm like that with things like Splenda (repulsive stuff), and man, do I hate the cilantro. I used to try to force myself to like because of peer pressure (), but I finally had to be honest with myself and admit my hatred of the foul weed.
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I'm getting sick to my stomach just reading about cilantro.

Me too! Blegghh..!!



And just so you guys know, in the US we call it cilantro if it's fresh, and coriander if it's dried!
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And just so you guys know, in the US we call it cilantro if it's fresh, and coriander if it's dried!



I would more specifically say we use the term "cilantro" for the leaves of the coriander plant, "dried cilantro" for the dried leaves of the coriander plant, and "coriander" for the seeds of the coriander plant.



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#30 Old 04-26-2004, 02:21 PM
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i love cilantro almost more than I love avocados...I once thought such a thing to be impossible.
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