Tuesday, December 26, 2006

An Interesting Genetic Trait

Cilantro is probably my favorite herb, or at least a close second to basil. On the other hand my daughter has an aversion to cilantro that is beyond "don't like". The presence of cilantro renders food virtually inedible to her.

So, it was with delight that she read today in the Wikipedia entry on cilantro that: "Some people ... perceive an unpleasant "soapy" taste and/or a rank smell. This taste is believed to be a genetic trait, but has yet to be fully researched."

And it was with even more delight that she found the I Hate Cilantro website. "Supporting the Fight Against Cilantro". It's worth a look.