I used to think that you were simply picky eaters. And not the kind of picky eaters with discriminating palates for only the freshest and finest ingredients. I thought you were the kind of picky eaters who don’t like to try anything new and force your significant other and all of your friends to eat the same bland food over and over again because you only like to eat four things.
I clumped you into the same category I reserve for people who are afraid of or dislike food that is spicy, from a different country, from the sea or “ethnic.” I just assumed that you were the sort of people with not just dead taste buds but worse yet, closed minds.
But in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal tracking cilantro hatred, one researcher named Dr. Charles J. Wysocki, a behavioral neuroscientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit that researches taste and smell, ” suggests dislike of cilantro stems from its odor, not its taste. His hypothesis is that those who don’t like it are unable to detect chemicals in the leaf that are pleasing to those who like the herb.”
So basically, if you dislike cilantro it’s because you are probably physiologically unable to detect what’s wonderful about it. Essentially, you are genetically inferior, so I can’t really blame you for your inability to taste the herb’s deliciousness. It’s not your fault. So I apologize, cilantro haters. I’ve been blaming you all these years when I should have been pitying you.