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?
Is cooked then frozen chicken with a mild eggy smell ok to eat? [more inside]
Shooting for the weirdest food question of the year -- how do I get the smell of varsol out of a chicken? [more inside]
What foods are most enjoyable even with a severely diminished or completely absent sense of smell (anosmia)? [more inside]
When your your brain identifies a smell as yummy/edible, is it a learned or instinctual phenomenon? [more inside]
Fenugreek makes you smell like maple syrup. What X's make you smell like Y? [more inside]
How can I make sure my clothes and bedding don't smell like food if I'm cooking only a few feet away? [more inside]
What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods? [more inside]
Need help from experienced bakers: how do I get rid of the eggy smell that clings to otherwise delicious biscotti (and some other baked goods) after they come out of the oven? The only advice I have found is to add a teaspoon of honey to the batter. (I use your standard eggs, out of the shell) Does this work? What causes the eggy smell anyway? How do industrial biscotti-bakers avoid having the smell?
I feel that there is a huge difference in the intensity of smell (fruits, vegetables, flowers) and taste (most fruits and vegetables) compared to here in the U.S. and in India where I grew up. Is it just nostalgia? [more inside]
When I eat Golden Crisp cereal in the morning, my urine smells for the rest of the day. [more inside]