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Cilantro: Love it or Hate it?

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When I first tasted cilantro I was definitely not a fan.  I remember thinking that it tasted like soap. But after a while my dislike for cilantro waned, thanks to Southeast Asian cuisine, and now I am a true admirer.  But there is a huge divide when it comes to cilantro within our staff.  Every day the editors gather in the test kitchen to taste the recipes we are working on. Whenever cilantro is more then just a garnish, is sparks some serious debate, and the lines are clearly drawn between those who love it and those who hate it. 

We’re far from alone: there are blogs and Facebook groups of cilantro haters (and lovers), and a Wall Street Journal article even chronicles a neuroscientist researching why cilantro is so polarizing.

So we decided to take a little poll and see how you all feel. Cilantro: love it or hate it? Is there anyone out there who doesn’t have strong feelings about it? Comment below to let us know.


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