Foodies sing the praises of cilantro, and it seems to turn up all the time in restaurant meals. For years I have thought that it must be an acquired taste and that if I just kept eating it, I would soon, if not actually begin to like it, at least not dislike it so much. Now I see that I might as well give up. I will always HATE cilantro – and probably never be able to qualify as a foodie. I guess that I might as well give up on the German cookies with coriander that my grandmother loved and that always tasted like soap to me!
The next time you argue with a friend about the whiff of cilantro in your stir-fry that he finds disgusting, blame his genes.
via Genetics can determine why we smell certain odors differently, studies find – The Washington Post.