I'm one of those people who hate the taste of coriander (called cilantro in most of North America). It's mostly Chinese parsley (Coriandrum sativum L.) but there are similar American plants that taste just as bad. Coriander/cilantro completely ruins any food that it touches.
From time to time I encounter others with the same reaction. I was told that about 5% of the population doesn't like the taste. As a general rule, they seem to be far more intelligent than cilantro lovers, but there are exceptions. :-)
Today I discovered that we're not alone. There's an entire website devoted to eliminating coriander/cilantro from human food [IHateCilantro.com].
Supporting the Fight Against Cilantro!I wonder if hating cilantro is genetic? Is there an allele that affects a particular taste receptor? If so, I wonder about the adaptive significance of the hate cilantro allele. There must be one .....
Cilantro. The most offensive food known to man.
Welcome! You are visiting the web site of a growing community of cilantro haters. We are, however, rational people. In fact, we are the most rational people on earth. No normally functioning human being would ever in a lifetime consider cilantro edible.
It's the reason you are here. Please browse the site in support of your anti-cilantro confederates and help spread the word any way you can:
[Hat Tip: Josh Rosenau]