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May 31, 2004 10:02 PM

strong aversion to dill?

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Just wondering if anyone else has as strong an aversion to dill as I do--if it's in something I unknowingly bite into, I'm so repulsed I have to spit it out and feel like my body is about to shrivel in disgust. Is this a noted condition?


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  1. You're not alone. I'm a dill and mint phobe.

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    1. No, just the soap tasting cilantro.

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      1. re: das

        Dislike both dill and cilantro, but love mint (per the first answer below).

      2. well, it's a general topic.

        I love dill. I really don't like basil all that much and I hate cumin if it's the dominant flavor.

        1. Hate dill! Although I've grown to tolerate it, only because sometimes it's a surprise ingredient in a dish I've ordered in a restaurant, and I can't send it back JUST because of the dill. I like every other herb, especially the other one that so many dislike, cilantro!

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          1. re: LisaPizza

            Oh, I'd send it back, and say something like "sorry, the menu description didn't say it had dill in it." I'm one for complete disclosure in menu descriptions, ingredient wise. I'll ask if "fresh herbs" includes dill (or mint) if it's vague, but it's a real pet peeve when they list almost everything, but then leave out several ingredients, like dill, or sundried tomatoes, or seeds, or nuts. Bleh. Plus, I always ask if it's fish or chicken or something some people think dill tastes good with.

            But I'm a picky wench, so I always try to ask first, so that I don't feel bad when I send it back later when it does turn out to have dreaded dill. : )

            1. re: EMDN

              Well, you're probably not as picky as a vegetarian with digestive problems who can't eat half the food on the planet! You're right, though. It's REALLY annoying when there's something significant in a dish that wasn't mentioned on the menu.

          2. Absolutely. Shrivel and heave is more like it. It's a damn shame how much perfectly good food is rendered unfit for consumption by the application of this vile weed. Ecch!