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Weekend Quiz: What are your five favorite culinary/food smells? ...

2 months ago

The nose is the pleasure center of food appreciation. It's primal and connects straight to the perception centers in the brain. It is the sense of aromatic subtlety in both aroma and flavor, but then most of the interesting parts of flavor are in the aroma. What are your five favorites? Do you have five most disliked? Tell us both! Maybe you even have five "meh" food smells that don't send you one way or the other but perhaps make you salivate or otherwise react strongly even though they're not beloved or hated. What do you smell?

Love to smell

  1. Saffron
  2. Lemons right off the tree (or any time)
  3. Guavas
  4. Basil
  5. Chocolate Chip cookies baking

Meh, intriguing but not emotional to smell

  1. Peanut butter
  2. Coffee
  3. Bacon
  4. Chicken Soup
  5. Pickle juice (sour)

Hate to smell

  1. Sulphur (cruciferous veg)
  2. That wet, cold meat smell like cat food, but really people food
  3. Fish
  4. Coconut
  5. Cumin (dislike, not hate--I like it in things, I don't really like the smell or flavor on it's own)

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