Friday, April 23, 2010

Okay, now I get it...

I Hate Cilantro.

And this article in the New York Times, explains why and how I'm not the only one who thinks that it tastes like soap. Why, even Julia Child couldn't stand the taste!

"Flavor chemists have found that cilantro aroma is created by a half-dozen or so substances, and most of these are modified fragments of fat molecules called aldehydes. The same or similar aldehydes are also found in soaps and lotions and the bug family of insects."

*Sorry, Shannon, I know you loved that tortilla soup you made me but the reason I didn't want seconds is explained in that article. It wasn't your cooking, I swear!

3 comments:

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

I hate cilantro too. Ands thats precisely why I don't eat Mexican food

stitchywitch said...

That's interesting... cilantro is one of my favorite things, and I also love perfumes with lots of aldehydes (Chanel no 5 etc) that some people hate, interesting that there is a connection!

Sarah @ ColorKitten said...

wow, so I'm not the only one! I can't stand it, and always can tell if it's in my food...but then I like coriander. I think I'll try and give it another chance and see if it grows on me! Cool article!