Fun Fact Friday

Cooking / Eating In

Happy Friday, Noshers!  What are your plans for this weekend? I’m meeting a friend for brunch, and hopefully stopping by the farmer’s market – my fridge is looking a little bare!  Nothing like some fresh produce to replenish!

This fun fact relates to one of my favorite herbs:

Image from howstuffworks.com

Cilantro is a love/hate herb.  Some who despise it are actually genetically predisposed to sense a soapy taste in the herb!

As for me – I will have cilantro anytime, anywhere! Yum!

Are you a cilantro fan – yay or nay?

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    Kim
    August 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I love cilantro – I think it makes anything better. One of my co-workers hates it and will pout through her entire lunch if there is even one sprig of cilantro on it!

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    Catherine
    August 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

    @Kim – One sprig is all it takes to affect all the food in its vicinity. It can (and did, it sounds like) ruin her whole meal. I’d pout too, especially if I spent a lot of money on it.

    I can’t be anywhere near cilantro. I react to it the way you’d react to tasting poison. When I first heard about the soap thing, I was intrigued, because although cilantro does not taste soapy to me, pine nuts do. Can’t eat those, either. 😛

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    Layla
    August 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    LOVE IT. Have never understood the soapy thing…I don’t taste it! It tastes like perfection to me.

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    Alam
    August 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    As a brown man, my answer is definitely YAY

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    Kate
    August 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love cilantro! So tasty and fresh.

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    Vanessa
    August 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Yay all the way! I love the smell and I definitely put lots of it in my fresh salsa and gauc!

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    Butter
    August 22, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I used to dislike it as a child – it is definitely a pervasive flavor – but now I love, love, love cilantro. In fried rice, it is divine.

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