Over at Childs Play x2, Matthew, in his response to the Six Weird Things meme, admitted that he hates cilantro.
Those of you who know me above and beyond the blog probably know that I, too, dislike cilantro. So much so that somewhere along the way, I started telling waiters and waitresses that I was allergic to the stuff just so they would stop trying to convince me that I wouldn’t taste the cilantro in the dish I was trying to order without cilantro. (Question: if I’m not going to taste the cilantro, why is it in the dish in the first place?)
Anyway, I posted a comment to Matthew’s post, to the effect that I was his colleague in cilantro hate-dom. I was going to tell him that I found some vindication at some point when I learned that the cilantro thing is hereditary and is, in fact, a form of an allergic reaction shared by approximately 1 in 100 people. To support my claim, I googled “cilantro allergy.”
This website, gentle readers, is what I found.
In general, its contributors are a little more up-in-arms than I feel, but the simple fact of the website is just phenomenal to me. The 21st century is a funny funny place I tell you. And I’m glad to be sharing it with you.