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What are some dishes that emphasize texture?

My mom may have permanently lost her senses of smell and taste due to a complication from a nasty virus she had in the spring. This is understandably depressing for her. What are some suggestions I can give her for foods that emphasize texture to help her find new ways to enjoy food?
posted by torisaur on Aug 14, 2013 - 22 answers

 

So when you enter a recently occupied bathroom, you really have to just put up with smelling the poop? Sucks to be you.

Can you turn your sense of smell on and off at will? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Oct 6, 2012 - 33 answers

Why does Mucinex smell like millipedes?

Why does guaifenesin (aka Mucinex) smell like millipedes? [more inside]
posted by zennie on Jul 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How come I can smell stuff now?

Why has my sense of smell suddenly become amazing? Or, why am I smelling things that have gone away for a day or two after they are gone? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Mar 28, 2011 - 10 answers

The Senses of San Fran

What sort of sensory things - tastes, smells, sounds, you know the deal - are reminiscent or representative of San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 30, 2011 - 45 answers

What does alcohol breath smell like?

What does alcohol on someone else's breath smell like? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Nov 3, 2010 - 32 answers

...and then we'll take it higher.

Why do I feel electric currents? [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on May 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me be more sensuous.

What suggestions do you have to help me be more sensuous? [more inside]
posted by Pineapplicious on Nov 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Low threshold for noise

I have very low threshold for certain sounds. I can't handle noise, especially I find high pitch female or children voice unbearable. I also have trouble with neighbors walking around, the high bass thuds etc. [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Sep 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Anosmic reversal--can you smell again?

Are you or your child anosmic? As in can't smell anything? Have you found a way to reverse your condition? [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on Oct 24, 2008 - 23 answers

New York Subway Fiction Suggestions

LiteratureFilter: Yo metafilterland. I'm on a quest for two things: literary representations of the new york city subway, the more personal and sensorial the better, and literary representations of a new york city without subways, circa before 1904. Non-fiction and suggestions are welcome as well, as are examples that use less stringent definitions of "text" (film, song lyrics, dance etc).
posted by billtron on Sep 22, 2008 - 21 answers

Can you show me some amazing literary descriptions of the pleasures of tasting food?

Can you show me some amazing literary descriptions of the pleasures of tasting and eating food? [more inside]
posted by laumry on Jan 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Alien senses

I'm trying to put together a list of senses other than the big human five... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 26, 2007 - 32 answers

Why does the air always feel thick to me?

The air feels thick to me, like it's more substantial than it really is. When I move, especially my head and arms, it feels like I'm leaving behind me a trail that's like a hollowed-out cavity of where that limb has just been. Felt like this since I was a child. So. WTF? [more inside]
posted by dowcrag on Jul 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Why, when I get tired, do my senses sometimes go into super-human overdrive?

I'm wondering if anyone has had similar experiences to those described below, and/or can enlighten me as to what's happening. [more inside]
posted by dunstanorchard on Jul 19, 2007 - 18 answers

What else can be sensed passively?

What else can be sensed passively? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jul 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Memories Triggered by Smells

For a lot of people, a particular aroma can be a strong trigger for memory. I don't think it works in reverse: why is this? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jan 18, 2007 - 17 answers

Could balance be considered a sixth sense?

Could balance be considered a sixth sense? [more inside]
posted by bd on Aug 14, 2006 - 23 answers

Can a noise provoke disgust?

Is there a sonic equivalent to goatse? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jun 21, 2006 - 45 answers

Electricity down my back: "Is this entirely mental"

When I'm lying in bed sometimes I can concentrate and send what feels like a charge of electricity down my spine. Am I actually doing anything or is this entirely mental? My back will physically move a bit as I do it and it feels quite nice, but is it just some sort of illusion?
posted by jheiz on Feb 8, 2005 - 26 answers

Suddenly, everything tastes sweet.

MysteriousTasteBudChange!Filter: Everything I drink tastes sweet to me now. Even water and salty broth. Strangely enough, I can still taste salt in food, and a pinch of salt on the tongue tastes exactly as it should. What the hell is going on? Am I going to die of a brain tumor or something?
posted by calistasm on Dec 16, 2004 - 11 answers

Blood in the Water

So sharks can smell one part blood in one million parts seawater. How? I understand that the blood would diffuse in water, but wouldn't at least a particle of the blood have to come into contact with the shark? Does diffusion happen that fast?
posted by Coffeemate on Jul 12, 2004 - 11 answers

Tell me about your best trip!

Hopefully, the following question's not too taboo. My friend was reminiscing about trippin' and the activities during. What tripping activities do y'all remember that were phenomenally wonderful? How did you delight those senses?
posted by Gyan on Jul 6, 2004 - 40 answers

What do you know about saffron?

What does saffron taste like? Also what are the differences between Greek, Indian, Iranian and Spanish saffron? Also which is the best? [more inside]
posted by riffola on Dec 19, 2003 - 11 answers

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