Is Cilantro Contagious? Take the Poll.
While having dinner tonight, my adorable husband relayed a story. He told me that he ordered lunch today, anticipating the cilantro in his moo shu wrap with salivating glee. He’s always popcorned cilantro, you see, and it has been hard for him to live with someone who cilantroes the devil weed as much as me.
He bit into his wrap…….and, it tasted like soap. Another bite……..more soap. Panicked, he wondered whether or not the cilantro repelling gene could be transferred through being married to his wife.
He then shook his head to clear the cobwebs and told himself he was making this up. With steely determination, he bit into his wrap again. More soapy tinge led to his pulling all the cilantro out of the remainder and setting its wilted nastiness on the far side of his plate.
Have I somehow “shared” my cilantro affliction with my husband? Will he ever be able to savor cilantro again?