Thursday, October 27, 2005


What is up with the people who don't like mayonnaise? (As I type this I know some of you American readers are pronouncing it man-aise, which is to my Canadian ear terribly exotic sounding. In Canada, we pronounce it mayonnaise, and now you probably just did it again...anyway...).

Why is it that people who do not like mayonnaise dislike it so intensely? Their dislike is so intense it seems to be expressed in degrees of revulsion. They are all "UUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHH Mayonnaise!!". While you sit there with your tuna salad sandwich suddenly feeling like you're eating the contents of a military hazing bucket. It's eggs and oil, peeps. Egg yolks and oil. I think there's a psychological component at play in the mayo hating and I will leave it at that.

Personally, I do not like the taste of cilantro; I find it tastes a lot like soap, which if any food should rate on a revulsion scale it is something that tastes like something that is, well, inedible. But au contraire, cilanto dislikers just say "I don't like cilantro." We don't make Mr. Fresh Salsa consumer feel like he is drinking someone else's vomit by indulging in it.


Julie said...

I hate cilantro, too, but I expect everyone on the planet to hate it as vehemently as I do. I say flat-leaf parsley or nothing at all!

I pronounce it "may-uh-naze," with just a touch of twang.

solosweat said...

I am a food freak - I saw on the food network that if cilantro tastes like soap - you may have an allergy to it.

Not sure - but hey, Rachel Ray said it - I believe it!


Suburby said...


Besides generally liking the cut of your jib, I find I like your accent as well.


Thank you for that interesting food fact! I did not know that about cilantro and allergies, but it does make sense. I may, in the interest of science, eat a bunch: either I will break out in hives or perhaps I will discover a new way to save on dishwashing liquid with my own spit.

Come to think of it, maybe I shouldn't do that. Thank you for the comment: I like your exotic man-aze pronounciation!