Lorelle: Gotta have cilantro.
sandi_fish: I am glad to know that other people besides me and my Mom hate cilantro too. Why couldn't we use fresh parsley instead? We could dammit.
peacheslatour: sandi_fish: I am glad to know that other people besides me and my Mom hate cilantro too. Why couldn't we use fresh parsley instead? We could dammit.I use Italian flat leaf parsley- works great!
sandi_fish: peacheslatour: sandi_fish: I am glad to know that other people besides me and my Mom hate cilantro too. Why couldn't we use fresh parsley instead? We could dammit.I use Italian flat leaf parsley- works great!I think I'll try that. Thanks!
The Irresponsible Captain: Let me summarize this article and this thread in one image:[forums.watchuseek.com image 233x261]I like cilantro, but you don't have to.
Nytfall: As others have noted, I don't mind cilantro if it's there in a complimentary proportion, but it seems like the trend is to overdo it. I'm in Canada right now, and they seem to think every mexican-type dish is either supposed to be drowning in cilantro or ghost-chile hot. Haven't had decent mexican food for over a year now. Even the cooking at restaurants with brown people (this far north, I won't assume they're from Mexico) in the kitchen is off.
Evil Mackerel: peacheslatour: sandi_fish: I am glad to know that other people besides me and my Mom hate cilantro too. Why couldn't we use fresh parsley instead? We could dammit.I use Italian flat leaf parsley- works great!I use basil-works great!
sandi_fish: Evil Mackerel: peacheslatour: sandi_fish: I am glad to know that other people besides me and my Mom hate cilantro too. Why couldn't we use fresh parsley instead? We could dammit.I use Italian flat leaf parsley- works great!I use basil-works great!Basil sounds good too. Might be more of a bruschetta vibe then...
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Thing is, stores sell it in bunches like parsley or some other mild tasting herb. Unless you are making vat-sized portions, all you ever need is a tiny little bit. Too many cooks want to use a lot because they have it.Use the little bit and throw the rest away. It's not that expensive.
Alphakronik: Lorelle: basemetal: The devil's evil soap weed is not necessary.Bullshiat. Without cilantro, it isn't pico de gallo.And pico de gallo isn't salsa.
AllUpInYa: When I asked for extra cilantro at a Mexican chain restaurant, and the server didn't know what cilantro was, I knew it was time to get outta Boston.
ReverendJynxed: If your salsa or any of your food requires cilantro, you're doing it wrong.
superdude72: Who the fark bothers to seed jalapenos? If a jalapeno is too hot for you, maybe you should give up on salsa and use ketchup instead.
Maul555: let me guess... An article written by a Californian... They put cilantro in everything over there...
ecmoRandomNumbers: Maul555: let me guess... An article written by a Californian... They put cilantro in everything over there...Pizza. Pizza, FFS!F*ck you, California Pizza Kitchen.
onzmadi: I dunno I have the "soap" supertaster genes, then after 10 years of off again on again ear infections I lost it and thanks to the damage it did Cilantro tastes fine. until I got the flu then I got it back, then I lost it again.The point?oh there is none just like a pointless article and thread that says there is One true correct way to like or eat anything.If you like Ketchup on your steak go nuts if you like your salsa Cilantroless salsa good on you.I remember when food articles used to be about exposing people to tastes they may not have tried before rather than trying to declare yourself king of food../Steps off my Cilantrobox
Satan's Bunny Slippers: sweetmelissa31: Dallymo: I. Love. Cilantro.Mine has gone to seed for this year, and next year I will have so much more cilantro.Do you have any tips for growing cilantro? I've tried it in the sun, in the shade, and indoors, but it goes to seed right away./I go through a lot of cilantro, so it would save me money to just grow my ownI know you weren't asking me, but I've found that if I treat my cilantro like my peppers, it does well. Well drained soil, and hot hot HOT soil. Like punch holes in a black garbage bag and lay over the soil hot. I started doing that a couple years ago after a horticulturist told me that tomatoes and peppers really like the soil around them hot. It has worked, at least in my very poor but well drained soil. Other than that, I ignore it and only water when it's really bad like now when we haven't had a drop of rain in 5 weeks and 90+ temps nearly every day.
PainfulItching: Mr. Cat Poop: ransack.: CraicBaby: If you think cilantro tastes like soap, it means you have a defective gene. Seriously.Racist. Different genes from yours are 'defective'?When they prevent you from savoring the awesomeness of cilantro, then yes, yes they are. It's like having a genetic defect in your eyes that don't let you see porn.Yes, cilantro tastes like athlete's foot to me. Also most fryer oil, unless it is very fresh, is distinctly bitter. Some people are genetically sensitive to certain flavors, sometimes called supertasters, used in product testing. For me, everything has a level of bitter. Even pure sugar. It's a matter of degree. Those "earthy flavors" in vegetables like black eyed peas? Might as well be asphalt. Can't get them down.
Satan's Bunny Slippers: I wonder if there's any connection between the cilantro good taste/bad taste people and those who can smell bitter almonds/arsenic? Only about 40% of the population can smell bitter almonds.hm.....I'll google later if I get time.
instantwin: JollyMagistrate: REMEMBER: There is a genetic mutation in some people that causes varieties of coriander and cilantro to taste unpleasant. A minority of people find the taste and smell reminiscent of soap for genetic reasons, with another smaller group being unable to taste or smell anything from the plant.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander#Variation_in_taste_responseThe article says minority, but this thread indicates a nearly perfect 50/50 distribution between people capable of tasting the beauty of the spice, and those who think fat and salt is all there's needed as flavor.
Necronic: All you anti-cilantro heathens probably think a taco should have lettuce, tomato, and yellow cheese on it. Proper taco has cilantro and onions on it, maybe with some onions.Shun the unbelievers. Shunnnnnnnnnnn(also yeah Pico isn't really salsa)
arkansized: ... researchers reported success in removing lead and nickel with their cilantro filters, and are studying how well the herb can removed other heavy metals found in the Tule Valley water such as arsenic and mercury. "We are hoping we can look at how cilantro absorbs those metals, and see if those metals work in some kind of synergy when they come into contact with the biomass," says Schauer. "We need to look at mixtures of metals to see if cilantro evenly pulls all the metals out."How much cilantro would it take to effective make contaminated water drinkable? Schauer says a handful of cilantro will nearly cleanse a pitcher full of highly contaminated water of its lead content./came here to say this.
basemetal: Rhino_man: basemetal: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x480][farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x480][farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x480]The wife canned me some special salsa last night. We named it "say my name" salsa in that after eating it, I would scream her name the next morning when I pooped./I suggested Heisenberg salsa, but she didn't get it.You can either know the consistency of your next shiat, or when/where you will be when it comes out, but not both?[i369.photobucket.com image 225x174]
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