Unless you have the gene that makes it literally taste like soap, this is merely a matter of preference — but that doesn’t make it any less of a hot topic.
A versatile herb used as a garnish in everything from salad dressing and soup to tacos and steak, cilantro is more prevalent than ever these days. This development isn’t to everyone’s liking. Those with the OR6A2 gene cluster are more than justified in ensuring that the dish they just ordered doesn’t come with cilantro, while the rest of us may feel fussy doing so. And while plenty of folks do, just as many — or more, depending on the results of this question — delight in it.