Originally Posted by RT Firefly
Mt. T. Interesting about your reaction to cilantro. You must have the genetic slip that causes a bad taste reaction the herb. Yes, a person's perception of the taste IS genetic. About 25% of the populations has this single nuclear polymorphism in respect to cilantro.
Many things impact what we all cook or eat. Food allergies. Gastro conditions. I don't eat spicy foods as I grew up not doing so and they do bother me. Father had bleeding ulcer and our food in our home was based on his stomach condition.
Probably not a surprise but we travel with a very eclectic and varied group of people, all with different tastes and many with different cooking backgrounds. They range from us as basic grillers to one who cooks authentic Spanish dishes, to a great southern cook to a culinary trained gourmet cook to a couple who occasionally cook as a hobby but always fancy, gourmet meals, to lifelong fishermen who don't believe (and they're probably right) that anyone else can cook fish as well as they can. Plus one who has never cooked a meal in her life and doesn't plan on starting now at the age of 50.