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Enticing Aromas

Old Jan 9, 21, 10:20 am
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Enticing Aromas

What are the smells that make your mouth water?

Garlic - the smell of cooking garlic sets me off like nothing else. I love walking into an Italian restaurant.
Bread - a loaf baking in the oven is heavenly. I think bakeries use exhaust fans to attract business.
Grilled meat - I love it when my neighbors are grilling. Steak, chicken, pork, it doesn’t matter.

How about you?
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Old Jan 9, 21, 10:24 am
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What are the smells that make your mouth water?

Garlic - the smell of cooking garlic sets me off like nothing else. I love walking into an Italian restaurant.
Bread - a loaf baking in the oven is heavenly. I think bakeries use exhaust fans to attract business.
Grilled meat - I love it when my neighbors are grilling. Steak, chicken, pork, it doesn’t matter.

How about you?
Bread and grilling meats are some of my favorites!
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Old Jan 9, 21, 10:55 am
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Coffee -- I actually like the smell of dark coffee being brewed more than the taste of it.
Roasted root vegetables
Black pepper
Herbs in vinaigrette -- particularly tarragon or dill, and arugula
Tomato sauce cooked slowly
Meringue -- just as it browns. Similar to a marshmallow roasting

A smell that I have grown to dislike over time is eggs of any sort. Used to like them, now I have trouble eating them regardless of preparation
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Old Jan 9, 21, 4:04 pm
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That's tough. I like the smell of almost all food cooking. Grilling or BBQing/smoking meat would probably be at the top. I also really like the smell of most fast food especially the deep fryer. Chinese stir frying in a super hot wok... I even like the smell of cabbage cooking. Only common smell I really dislike is coffee.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 5:22 pm
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All of the above plus BACON!
I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. Cinnamon is a yummy aroma too.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 5:36 pm
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The three that immediately come to mind are unaju, croissants, and pandan.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 7:49 pm
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Toasted dried fish, fermented tofu, toasted belacan.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 9:48 pm
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All of the above (especially coffee and fresh bread smells). Additions to the list: Homemade pasta sauce cooking on the stove (both marina and bolognese), chili and pulled pork cooking in the slow cooker, caramelizing onions
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Old Jan 9, 21, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by corky View Post
All of the above plus BACON!
I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. Cinnamon is a yummy aroma too.
Same. Love the smell of coffee and bacon. The taste, not so much.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 10:11 pm
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Same. Love the smell of coffee and bacon. The taste, not so much.
I didn't say that I didn't like the taste of bacon....I love bacon!!
When I was a kid I loved the smell of gasoline & used to stick my head out & inhale when my dad would stop for gas.
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Old Jan 10, 21, 1:49 am
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Bacon.
Coffee (even though I do NOT drink it!) I'd buy a spray can of "fresh brewed coffee smell" for my house....
Bread!!! Oh yes. In the Persian Gulf in 90/91 my Cooks baked bread onboard (shore supplied ran out too quickly anyway) .What a heavenly smell to wake up to!
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Old Jan 10, 21, 7:21 am
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Fresh lemon - from the zest or the juice

That particular “tang” that emerges whilst baking something made from fermented ingredients (like a sourdough starter or two day old milk yudane/tangzhong). The smell of regular bread cooking is fine, but when it has this extra element I find it intoxicating and wind up spending half the time its baking on my haunches by the oven inhaling this airborne elixir.

Love the smell of cooked mushrooms (particularly when made with garlic) but some mushroom aromas are transcendental. Matsutake so much so that I consider it an aphrodisiac

Again - the scent of rice as it cooks is lovely, but some kinds of rice release exceptionally agreeable and mouthwatering smells into the kitchen.

The smell of capsicum peppers frying in a decent extra virgin olive oil, or sliced potatoes and onions in olive oil waiting for their egg overlord to enrobe them, make my home feel deliciously Spanish.

Using dashi (kelp kombu and bonito flake stock) along with shoyu/soy sauce, sake and mirin as an immersion bath for nabe or oden or any other innumerable dishes reasserts my house as unmistakably Japanese territory.

The heady combination of roast meat, potatoes and carrots and a ballooning Yorkshire pudding in the oven, simmering green beans and the craft of gravy making reminds me I’m in England.

And then there is the elegance and beauty of good green tea.
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Freshly ground coffee
Sauteed garlic, like when making aglio e olio
Pretty much anything braised in stock and wine
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Old Jan 10, 21, 9:02 am
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Well, I've been reminded of a few. Bacon, of course. Frying peppers and onions. Ogles on the Parkway in Gatlinburg fries peppers and onions to be served on sausage in a bun in front of open windows year round. The smell can reach you from blocks away. Bakery smells are heavenly but I also love the smell of yeast working on dough. Coffee, yes but the Keurig doesn't produce enough aroma. A pot is necessary. Look forward to warmer weather when I make a pot every other day for iced coffee. The herbs from the garden: rosemary and basil especially. Roasting nuts, popcorn. The list grows.
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Old Jan 11, 21, 5:08 am
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Outside of food aromas, I love the smell of wood burning from fireplaces, only really smelling it when it gets cold here in SFLA..
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