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Old 10-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #11
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Genetics are to blame

For a certain number of people of European heritage (namely Swedish and their relatives), there is an enzyme in your saliva that causes cilantro, and only cilantro, to taste bitter. You can blame your genetics, not your cooking! If you're using cilantro in your cooking, and you find that it tastes bitter or soapy, ask someone else to taste it for you. As for other veggies, salt can sometimes cut a bitter flavor.

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