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Cilantro Poll

Cilantro: Love It or Hate It?

Last week I mentioned that at least one scientist believes that cilantro preferences may be a genetic trait. Since people are clearly divided on the flavor of this plant, I thought I'd ask: Which of you are (possibly genetically predisposed to be) cilantro lovers and haters?


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akay akay 8 years
HATE. When it's in a dish, it's all I can taste.
cutefactory cutefactory 8 years
Is it always a love or hate thing? Because I'm pretty indifferent to cilantro. It's just...there.
moonbebe moonbebe 8 years
Love, love, love it!! It's especially good in spaghetti sauce... :D
Stardustlove Stardustlove 8 years
I hate it.
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
I love coriander...don't use a heap of it as I cant grow it. My coriander always dies! Probably from lack of watering...
ayyeung18 ayyeung18 8 years
Cilantro is an amazing ingredient! It's so distinctive and adds so much to a dish. I think people who don't like cilantro, it tends to be because they eat dishes where the cook added way to much cilantro. It's definitely an herb that packs a punch, so you have to use with discretion. Used properly, it's one of my favorite ingredients!
gelita gelita 8 years
loooooove it... when i'm at the public market here in Puebla i just eat a cilantro taco lol... some cilantro, some salt and a tortilla... delicious
tepiza tepiza 8 years
I love cilantro! On the contrary, I bought Italian parsley once having mistaken it for cilantro and HATED IT. It is so strong and overpowering, and possibly the only herb I really despise.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I'm not a big fan, but I haven't had a lot of exposure to it; my mother is very allergic, so never cooked anything with it while I was growing up. I do like ground coriander in soups, though, just not necessarily the taste of the fresh herb by itself. One question: why is it called cilantro in the US? Does any other nation call it that? It's coriander here, and everywhere else I've traveled as well.
krissycake krissycake 8 years
LOVE IT! The taste, smell...mmm! Just had it in chicken soup the other night.
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 8 years
Tastes just like soap to me, yuck.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I personally love it, but my husband hates it with a passion (he claims it doesn't taste like something that you'd consider to be food), so when I make salsas and things, I have to leave it off his portion.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I love it. (Glad the image is of cilantro and not grape leaves this time! :P)
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 8 years
I hate it. Always have. The smell just icks me out. But my mom, dad and pretty much my whole familia love it. They all use it in their cooking. :(
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Like honey and olives, it makes my physically ill.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I don't think I've ever had it...
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
I would eat it in nearly anything, but one of my best friends truly can't stand the taste and won't choke down anything with it.
divinelight divinelight 8 years
I hate cilantro. The taste is way too overwhelming, even if it's only a little. My dad also dislikes cilantro, so I guess it could be genetics.
Love it. It adds such a fresh taste.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Hate. Haaaaaaaate. It doesn't taste like soap to me, it's like what you'd get if you crossed bell peppers and chalk. :sick:
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I love it! :D
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I couldn't love it more. I am planning on growing some more of it so I will never be without.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
I used to hate it. I thought it tasted like soap, but slowly, it grew on me.
Food Food 8 years
I feel like those of you who hate it simply misunderstand it! IMHO, it's one of the best herbs out there.
wren1 wren1 8 years
It's my favorite herb to use. I LOVE it.
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