Is Cilantro the Next Foodie Obsession? Eick April 20, 2009 Condiments 19 Comments Could cilantro be the bacon of 2009? Food bloggers and online foodies know the obscene levels of obsession and attention that bacon received online during 2008.Â But what will be the bacon of 2009? Is cilantro on the verge of breaking out and becoming an internet obsession?Â The creator of a site I just discovered over the weekend probably hopes so. This weekend I stumbled across an amusing new site, Fuck Yeah Cilantro. The site delivers the following message in the top left corner: Seems pretty clear this person loooooves cilantro.Â The site is written with a snarky, in your face tone, and doesn’t pull any punches.Â Â Pictures of cilantro abound, with captions like “this is a photograph of foreplay.”Â One recent post suggests that cilantro plays a roll in the authors masturbatory habits: The author makes a compelling case for the greatness of cilantro, arguing: Cilantro is Natalie Portman, Lily Allen, and Zooey Deschanel all rolled into one: responsible yet stylish, challenging and charming, intelligent without being pedantic. Recession-friendly in every way. Cilantro will make your modest meal a sensation The site also makes sure to call out those in the anti-cilantro crowd. Calling Top Chef contest Fabio an “asshole” for saying that he “hates cilantro.” Amusing site. I will say, I’m a pretty big fan of cilantro (in moderation) myself, so I’m on board with the general message. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 19 Responses Heather April 20th, 2009 I love cilantro, too – I often use it in white rice. But why is it that you can never buy just a “little bit” of cilantro? It’s always sold as a huge bush! Reply John April 20th, 2009 That is one filthy, dirty blog. Reply Well Done Fillet April 20th, 2009 coriander……it’s called coriander……hee hee hee Reply Jennifer April 20th, 2009 Cilantro is so yesterday!!! Reply BS April 20th, 2009 this is interesting – cilantro inspires passionate feelings – is it true that it’s a genetic thing? That there’s a DNA reason why people either love or hate cilantro? Reply [email protected] April 20th, 2009 I think that Rhubarb is the next greatest thing. Have you noticed how many people are cooking with it? Who eats Rhubarb anyway?? Reply Brian April 21st, 2009 I don’t know. I love cilantro but I thought the cilantro obsession was already played out. Reply Ed H April 21st, 2009 re: Is Cilantro the Next Foodie Obsession? No. Reply oasispaw April 21st, 2009 people hate cilantro because their sense of smell is defective. it’s true because i read it on teh internets via fuckyeahcilantro. Reply Raiders757 April 21st, 2009 I’ve loved cilantro for over 20 years, so if it’s the next food obsession, all I can say, is where has everybody been for so long? Reply Brandon April 22nd, 2009 The Bacon of 2009: Bacon. Nobody can resist the bacon. Reply Jess April 22nd, 2009 Supposedly about 25% of people have a palate sensitivity to cilantro rendering it inedible. But as with any good fetish, a good portion of the population has to find it vile and disgusting… Reply slanch April 24th, 2009 cilantro is only good in tiny amounts but the cilantro phase is already over everyone moved on to chipotle which is now in everything Reply AnonymousCrab May 5th, 2009 Anyone who would choose to cook something with an ingredient or blog about cooking with a particular ingredient only because it’s a trend among the sort of people who chase trends is an irrelevant sack of turds. The sort of people who write on their blogs “omg I love bacon, doesn’t everyone, look how I fit in with them” is a turd. The sort of people who have a genuine passion for something aren’t. It’s simple. If you can’t tell the difference I think you’re pretty helpless. Reply Bonnie October 14th, 2010 I love cilantro in my salad!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.