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(Mother Nature Network)   If you think cilantro tastes like unleaded gasoline, it's probably because your great-grandmother thought it tasted like lantern oil   (mnn.com ) divider line
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2014-06-03 09:07:32 AM  
In my house we call it by its proper name - coriander.
 
2014-06-03 09:34:28 AM  
And the stock photo illustrates how women react to me...


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2014-06-03 09:47:04 AM  
I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap
 
2014-06-03 10:15:26 AM  
soap
 
2014-06-03 10:15:54 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap


To me, it tastes like stinkbugs smell.
 
2014-06-03 10:16:29 AM  
Great-grandma was drinking lantern oil? That explains a lot.
 
2014-06-03 10:16:35 AM  
Love cilantro. How would anybody know it tastes like unleaded gasoline unless you drink unleaded gasoline?
 
2014-06-03 10:17:16 AM  
I really don't mind Cilantro/whateverthefarkyouwannacallit

What I mind is not being able to taste anything else because idiots don't know how to be moderate with their fresh cilantro use.
 
2014-06-03 10:17:40 AM  
I can sorta see the soap angle, but fark it, I still love cilantro.
 
2014-06-03 10:17:47 AM  

UberDave: And the stock photo illustrates how women react to me...


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Raises hand tentatively.

Coriander has a vile, ugly flavor.  By any other name it is as repulsive.
 
2014-06-03 10:21:42 AM  
Tastes like soap to me.
 
2014-06-03 10:22:00 AM  

ChrisDe: Love cilantro. How would anybody know it tastes like unleaded gasoline unless you drink unleaded gasoline?


It's a genetic thing. My brother did a science fair report on it because he can't stand the taste of cilantro, but others like it.
 
2014-06-03 10:22:33 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap


And also that anyone who does not think it tastes like soap is wrong and stupid and a sick pervie.
 
2014-06-03 10:23:23 AM  
Old news is old.

Next up: Why the Earth may not be the center of the universe.
 
2014-06-03 10:24:25 AM  
My mother used to wash my mouth out with cilantro if I cussed.

And made me go cut it myself.
 
2014-06-03 10:25:49 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap

And also that anyone who does not think it tastes like soap is wrong and stupid and a sick pervie.


according to the article, if you think it tastes like soap, you're the one with the problem.  the nasal problem.  le problem de nez.  yup.  that about settles that.  i think i said it in french.
 
2014-06-03 10:29:09 AM  
Yeah i think that devil weed tastes like soap to the point where I wont even eat salsa that has a little bit in it. I thought you were more likely to hate the taste based on a gene mutation passed down from your ancestors, especially from areas like the British Isles. I just remember hearing that. Not looking it up.

/what is it supposed to taste like?
 
2014-06-03 10:31:42 AM  
It's Taco Tuesday so I'll be putting extra cilantro on my tacos for all of you.
 
2014-06-03 10:37:42 AM  
Cilantro is a perfect addition to cornbread.
 
2014-06-03 10:38:16 AM  
I love cilantro (or coriander leaves or fresh coriander or whatever the hell else you want to call it), but I can understand that others do not since I personally find dill absolutely revolting. Which is odd considering I'm Polish.
 
2014-06-03 10:39:02 AM  
What if you think it tastes like soap, but you love the taste of soap?......
 
2014-06-03 10:40:30 AM  

pute kisses like a man: Pants full of macaroni!!: InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap

And also that anyone who does not think it tastes like soap is wrong and stupid and a sick pervie.

according to the article, if you think it tastes like soap, you're the one with the problem.  the nasal problem.  le problem de nez.  yup.  that about settles that.  i think i said it in french.


I actually have a similar problem with another food: mangos.  Everyone goes on and on about how sweet and wonderful mangos are.  I've tried 'em twice.  They taste like feet.  Like if someone stuck their stinky toes in your mouth, that's what they taste like to me.
 
2014-06-03 10:41:04 AM  
Fresh cilantro smells like spring and tastes delicious.

Sucks to be you genetically-deficient evolutionary losers..
 
2014-06-03 10:41:56 AM  
Cilantro is vile and ruins every food it touches, even in small quantities. The worst things is that so many places include it in goddamned everything that even if you ask the waitstaff if it has any cilantro in it, and they say no, there's a good chance it's in there anyway and I'll have to send it back and order something else.

There was a great little taco shop near my house where they used to have all the toppings, salsas, limes, etc, in a chilled open air cart by the counter. Then the health dept made them get rid of that and keep everything in the kitchen. So now instead of choosing how much cilantro to put on your food, they mix it in with everything and I never go there anymore.
 
2014-06-03 10:42:53 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: Yeah i think that devil weed tastes like soap to the point where I wont even eat salsa that has a little bit in it. I thought you were more likely to hate the taste based on a gene mutation passed down from your ancestors, especially from areas like the British Isles. I just remember hearing that. Not looking it up.


This is easily overcome by growing up with the delicious taste of cilantro as part of your cuisine.
 
2014-06-03 10:47:00 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: Igor Jakovsky: Yeah i think that devil weed tastes like soap to the point where I wont even eat salsa that has a little bit in it. I thought you were more likely to hate the taste based on a gene mutation passed down from your ancestors, especially from areas like the British Isles. I just remember hearing that. Not looking it up.

This is easily overcome by growing up with the delicious taste of cilantro as part of your cuisine.


Or if you were fed lots of soap as a child.
 
2014-06-03 10:48:34 AM  

Yes, plz.



www.foodrepublic.com
 
2014-06-03 10:49:02 AM  
What in the cockadoodle is ci-lantro?

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2014-06-03 10:53:16 AM  
I'm with the writer here where cilantro is ok but celery is the food of the devil. Seriously. The stuff is gross.
 
2014-06-03 10:54:20 AM  

sxacho: Cilantro is vile and ruins every food it touches, even in small quantities. The worst things is that so many places include it in goddamned everything that even if you ask the waitstaff if it has any cilantro in it, and they say no, there's a good chance it's in there anyway and I'll have to send it back and order something else.

There was a great little taco shop near my house where they used to have all the toppings, salsas, limes, etc, in a chilled open air cart by the counter. Then the health dept made them get rid of that and keep everything in the kitchen. So now instead of choosing how much cilantro to put on your food, they mix it in with everything and I never go there anymore.


Ive got a great taco truck where cilantro (or any of the toppings) are optional. If they just stuck it on there I wouldnt go back and be quite disappointed because i think they make the best tacos in town.
 
2014-06-03 10:54:59 AM  
I don't like cilantro or celery. I can put up with small amounts of either, but "moderation" is not something cilantro lovers understand. I also detest coconut, though, again, I will adjust to small amounts of the flavor in chocolate. I will occasionally still try them, I have only recently begun to like tomatoes.

/Let's call the whole thing off.
 
2014-06-03 10:55:10 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: pute kisses like a man: Pants full of macaroni!!: InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap

And also that anyone who does not think it tastes like soap is wrong and stupid and a sick pervie.

according to the article, if you think it tastes like soap, you're the one with the problem.  the nasal problem.  le problem de nez.  yup.  that about settles that.  i think i said it in french.

I actually have a similar problem with another food: mangos.  Everyone goes on and on about how sweet and wonderful mangos are.  I've tried 'em twice.  They taste like feet.  Like if someone stuck their stinky toes in your mouth, that's what they taste like to me.


I never see any one actually go out of their way to purchase and/or consume mangos.  I think for a few years in the 2000s, it was just the in thing to pretend to like.
 
2014-06-03 10:57:24 AM  
Fine with coriander, but green (or purple) bell peppers poison a whole room with their stink, let alone what they do to the taste of the food.
 
2014-06-03 10:59:08 AM  
If you happen to enjoy orange and coriander type beers, I heartily recommend Shiner White Wing.  It's fantastic.
 
2014-06-03 10:59:15 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: Pants full of macaroni!!: pute kisses like a man: Pants full of macaroni!!: InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap

And also that anyone who does not think it tastes like soap is wrong and stupid and a sick pervie.

according to the article, if you think it tastes like soap, you're the one with the problem.  the nasal problem.  le problem de nez.  yup.  that about settles that.  i think i said it in french.

I actually have a similar problem with another food: mangos.  Everyone goes on and on about how sweet and wonderful mangos are.  I've tried 'em twice.  They taste like feet.  Like if someone stuck their stinky toes in your mouth, that's what they taste like to me.

I never see any one actually go out of their way to purchase and/or consume mangos.  I think for a few years in the 2000s, it was just the in thing to pretend to like.


Can you take a rainbow and put it in your pocket?  No!  Such is Mango.
 
2014-06-03 10:59:29 AM  

Maud Dib: Yes, plz.

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mmmmm ... tacos ...

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2014-06-03 11:04:22 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap


It does have a soapy texture but I think the flavor is more coppery.  Like I had a mouthful of pennies.

I can't hack it in most foods.  If it's there, it has to be very, very little of it.
 
2014-06-03 11:05:11 AM  
For me, the food that is a true abomination is melon, especially musk melon (what Americans call cantaloupe, but isn't). Not a fan of honeydew, either. I can tolerate watermelon if it's super sweet (but I still don't really care for the texture), but that's about it. If musk melon or honeydew touch other food, that other food is contaminated and made inedible to my palate.
 
2014-06-03 11:10:12 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: pute kisses like a man: Pants full of macaroni!!: InterruptingQuirk: I thought the cultural divide on cilantro was a soap/not soap description?


/not soap

And also that anyone who does not think it tastes like soap is wrong and stupid and a sick pervie.

according to the article, if you think it tastes like soap, you're the one with the problem.  the nasal problem.  le problem de nez.  yup.  that about settles that.  i think i said it in french.

I actually have a similar problem with another food: mangos.  Everyone goes on and on about how sweet and wonderful mangos are.  I've tried 'em twice.  They taste like feet.  Like if someone stuck their stinky toes in your mouth, that's what they taste like to me.


Me too!  I thought I was the only one.  I thought I was crazy (well, I might be but mangos definitely smell/taste like musty, stinky feet)!
 
2014-06-03 11:11:44 AM  

BafflerMeal: Old news is old.

Next up: Why the Earth may not be the center of the universe.


HERETIC! BURN HIM!
 
2014-06-03 11:23:11 AM  

Unobtanium: I don't like cilantro or celery. I can put up with small amounts of either, but "moderation" is not something cilantro lovers understand. I also detest coconut, though, again, I will adjust to small amounts of the flavor in chocolate. I will occasionally still try them, I have only recently begun to like tomatoes.

/Let's call the whole thing off.


Celery? I add it for crunch, but I don't know if it even has a taste.
 
2014-06-03 11:23:51 AM  

minoridiot: In my house we call it by its proper name - coriander.


You sound white/European.

Coriander are the seeds, cilantro are the leaves
 
2014-06-03 11:28:08 AM  

OceanCityOwl: What if you think it tastes like soap, but you love the taste of soap?......


It does taste slightly soapy to me, but I enjoy it anyway.

I wouldn't eat a cilantro only salad, but putting it on one is fine.
 
2014-06-03 11:28:23 AM  
It's not that it tastes bad, it's that when most people use it, they put too goddam much of it in whatever they're cooking.

And it doesn't need to be in everything.
 
2014-06-03 11:32:23 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I actually have a similar problem with another food: mangos.  Everyone goes on and on about how sweet and wonderful mangos are.  I've tried 'em twice.  They taste like feet.  Like if someone stuck their stinky toes in your mouth, that's what they taste like to me.


Holy shiat, me too. I've given mangoes several tries, and they're just gross. I don't know about "feet" flavor, but whatever it is, it's not pleasant.
 
2014-06-03 11:32:47 AM  
Or maybe you're just having a stroke.

People with the genetic aversion to cilantro taste soap, not fuel.
 
2014-06-03 11:34:23 AM  
Don't know what it tastes like in the 1st place and probaly never will, just not on my Menu. Don't think I'm missing anything either.
 
2014-06-03 11:37:13 AM  
Soap damn it. It tastes like SOAP
 
2014-06-03 11:39:54 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: minoridiot: In my house we call it by its proper name - coriander.

You sound white/European.

Coriander are the seeds, cilantro are the leaves


Thai cookbooks I've looked at seem to prefer calling it "coriander". Maybe it's because the recipes often use the roots rather than the leaves?
 
2014-06-03 11:40:04 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Or maybe you're just having a stroke.

People with the genetic aversion to cilantro taste soap, not fuel.


I see where you used aversion, but meant to say evolved taste.
 
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