CILANTRO- In 1995, I was bitten all up and down my leg by a lady spider. I was paralyzed for nearly a year by the bacterial neurotoxin and have since that time shown more of the classic symptoms of sensitivity to metal poisoning. I thus decided to try the first batch of cilantro on myself. The results were dramatic: my brain felt like it was "spewing." I can't find a better word. On a purely physical level, I felt tingling sensations. In my dreams, I saw spurting, like an ink
Nickers and Ink: A feud with food (Because sometimes a few favorite foods can be a pain in the neck … or the head … or the … ). FROM THE POEM: " Sensations dark the palate draws, / So tantalizing, yet to harm. / Oh, tempting taste buds, eager jaws, / How do you work your lethal charm?" ART: Reclining Lady with a Fan, by Eleuterio Pagliani, 1876.