I am one who has an aversion to cilantro. Gradually, I began to tolerate it. I never realized why this could be until the writer in this article wrote about a neuroscientist's own aversion. Overtime one puts up with the taste of the cilantro because it reminds them of good times eating with friends and family. A-ha! This explanation works for me. I thought back, and my 1st few encounters with the herb were over meals I had in college with good friends. When I 1st encountered cilantro I would always pick out the "soapy" tasting leaves, as time went by (it's taken over 20 years!) but today I don't do that anymore and each time I eat it I am taken back to those early meals. Thank you Harold McGee for bringing this to my attention!