It's Not What's For Dinner

Some people dislike cilantro with a passion. My wife, the ineffable Jennifer, will not have it around. I find this unfortunate because I happen to like cilantro a lot. It turns out that she is in good company.

Some people may be genetically predisposed to dislike cilantro, according to often-cited studies by Charles J. Wysocki of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.

If true, that means our children will have a mendellian chance of not liking cilantro either! Will my salsa never have cilantro in it?

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3 Responses to It's Not What's For Dinner

  1. Cindy says:

    I love cilantro! My salsa has tons of it in it. Children? What children? Have you’ve been hiding them?

  2. Chris says:

    Cilantro tastes like soap.

    Strangely though, just like Dr. Gottfried of the article, I have learned to tolerate it in certain settings. Particularly spicy foods.

    Still every now and then, I get a big whiff of it in an otherwise benign dish and… yick.

  3. Bill Ruhsam says:

    @Cindy: Just hypothetical at this time. I’ll let you know when we allow them out of the hidden room in the subbasement.

    @Chris: Come to the dark side…

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