Friday, February 20, 2009

Different Tastes

I love cilantro. I've even grown it at home. But some people hate it with a passion. Conversely, I understand (in a purely intellectual sense) that there are actually people in the world who like olives, but the smell and taste of olives is repulsive and nauseating to me.

Apparently there's at least some evidence that the taste for cilantro is affected by genetics, but I wonder what functionality there is for genes that switch on a heartfelt aversion to completely harmless foods.


Blogger Janis Gore said...

Julia Child had no use for cilantro.

7:10 PM  

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