Which is not the title of my upcoming novel featuring space travel and cooking. It’s me musing on this article in the New York Times, about why a significant number of people dislike the taste of cilantro, associating it with the taste of soap or something worse. This makes me sad for those people, because I really like the taste of cilantro. But then, most of the time that I consume cilantro it’s in my wife’s salsa, which is excellent all around, or it’s in Thai food, which is a cuisine I am insensibly in love with, so I’m eating it with other things I really like. Maybe if everyone who hates cilantro would just have some of my wife’s salsa, this gap could be closed.
Anyway, this is me wondering about your position on cilantro. Do you love it? Hate it? Are studiously indifferent about it? Have no idea what it is because it’s used on anything real Americans eat? Satisfy my culinary curiosity, if you would.