Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Cilantro Dissidents Identified

"[W]hen a study of identical twins found an aversion to cilantro stems from a genetic glitch, the herb's bashers finally had a good reason why they found the leaves of the Coriander plant so offensive. But who are these people in the anti-cilantro community? No one had a clue — until now."


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BadUncle (#153)

I used to loathe cilantro until my teens, when I was living with an aunt that put it in everything. In excessive amounts. Gazpacho was largely cilantro based, with tomatoes an after thought. I had to adapt to survive. And now, I carry the cycle of abuse onward with others, using papalo.

Leon (#6,596)

It must be weird at the big genetics conference or whatever when Sally is all "Oh, I'm trying to find possible markers for a higher risk of cancer" and Donald, while he munches a celery stick tells Dale that he is working on genetic therapy for Alzheimer's, and Robbie is all "I wanna find out why 1 out of 20 assholes don't like my salsa."

deepomega (#1,720)

This will make executing them a lot easier.

melis (#1,854)

@deepomega As long as I don't have to eat the salsa, I'll die happily.

KenWheaton (#401)

GLITCH?!?! It's a feature, not a bug!

MlleTrashheap (#1,991)

I was sure this study would be the most newsworthy thing I'd read all day, until I watched the video. Ina Garten was a nuclear energy policy analyst at the White House before becoming the barefoot contessa?!?

GailPink (#9,712)

Cilantro rules.

WindowSeat (#180)

So what I'm hearing is that someday there will be a prenatal test for people with annoying food issues and they can be aborted?

SuperMargie (#1,263)

Is there a gene defect for people who like Cilantro way,way too much? Cilantro is like catnip to me and I find myself having to justify my love way too often.

Operalala (#10,518)


Me too!
I had never even tasted it until I was an adult, and I LOVE it. Fresh, on anything.

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