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View Poll Results: Do you tolerate CORIANDER (CILANTRO) in food?
Light parsley/celery taste and I like it 14 87.50%
Tastes and smells soapy, can't stand it 2 12.50%
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:23 AM   #1
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Can you stomach coriander (cilantro) in your food?

As a young person, coriander was one of the several banes of my unpleasant existence.

Coriander is a naturally occurring, wild herb in Greece and they will use it in everything. Pork, lamb, they'll even put it in chocolate mousses and cakes.

Ick. Poo.

Unfortunately, not being of Greek blood, I did not have the gene that made it taste good. The soapy taste of coriander/cilantro would ruin a meal that might've otherwise had high expectations.

Does it taste and smell like soap to you, or does it have the light, parsley/celery kind of taste that they claim it is supposed to have?
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It's awesome. It's a must have for tacos and ceviche.
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I enjoy it, but in mousses and cakes? No. But I think I have the gene because it tastes good in the Chipotle rice.
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I enjoy it, but in mousses and cakes? No. But I think I have the gene because it tastes good in the Chipotle rice.
From what you've told me about your family's history, I would suppose that you'd be inside the group who liked it.
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Looove cilantro and have been yelled at for putting too much of it in salsa.
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According to Wiki:

Studies also show variations in preference among different ethnic groups:

21% of East Asians,

17% of Caucasians,

and 14% of people of African descent expressed a dislike for coriander


These people are wrong
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17% of Caucasians,

... expressed a dislike for coriander
The percentage of people who like it seem to have a heritage that is more southern that others. Spain, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Mesopotamia, places where it grows naturally.
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The percentage of people who like it seem to have a heritage that is more southern that others. Spain, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Mesopotamia, places where it grows naturally.
The Vikings built some pretty cool boats. A shame the cuisine doesn't match
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The Vikings built some pretty cool boats. A shame the cuisine doesn't match
You've got to go to Norway and participate in the festival where everybody eats the equivalent of thousand-year old fermented fish.

It's something you need to do.

: shudder :
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakfisk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surströmming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hákarl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax

Of all of them, gravlax is the one most resembling something palatable to mortal men.

It's no wonder they ranged far and wide.

They were probably looking for food that didn't taste like offal.
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GK, it's obvious you are not black enough.
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GK, it's obvious you are not black enough.
You probably couldn't get any whiter.

But I am adaptable. :-)
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gives dishes a fresh taste IMO.

I put it in things from fried rice to soup.

check your privilege OP.
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I love it. tastes like soap.
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gives dishes a fresh taste IMO.

I put it in things from fried rice to soup.

check your privilege OP.
Fresh is a good word for it. I use coriander seeds (crushed) in dishes and cilantro in salsas, tacos, chick pea salads. I like it
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what I'm really surprised about is there isn't a thread about people thinking garlic is over rated.
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God I hate that evil weed.
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what I'm really surprised about is there isn't a thread about people thinking garlic is over rated.
Now thats just crazy talk!

Olive oil, yellow onion, garlic. Very little smells better than this
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well some people/chef's feel that garlic just overpowers dishes and other seasonings. I am not one of those people.
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Pho and Tacos must have it. That is all.
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I like it, but there is a thin line between just enough and way too much.
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I usually put quite a bit in guacamole & pho.
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