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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

The five sense of sex

Looking to spice things up in the bedroom through a five senses game. A card with each sense for him/her on it is mixed and then we have an enticing way to deal with that sense. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2013 - 7 answers

What's this white powder?

What (if any) powdered drugs, illegal or pharmaceutical, can be identified by taste or smell - you know, like how the cops do on TV? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 24, 2012 - 15 answers

I smell/taste copper when I hit my head

Is it common to experience a taste/smell when one's head is hit very hard? [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Jun 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Why do some things smell better than they taste? And how/can I change that?

When I smell many foods, they nearly always smell better than they taste. Whatever it is smells marvelous but as soon as I pop it in my mouth I wonder where the flavor went. My question is why this might be, whether it is just me, and what I can do, if anything, to improve my sense of "taste".* [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 3, 2011 - 21 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

Seed of Satan

Aniseed (and its demon spawn liquorice, Sambuca and Pernod) is the vilest, most retch-inducing flavour on earth to me. Why? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jul 17, 2010 - 44 answers

Food for the tongue

What foods are most enjoyable even with a severely diminished or completely absent sense of smell (anosmia)? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on May 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Why do I crave sweets when I can't taste them?

I've lost my sense of smell/taste because of sinus congestion. Why do I still crave sweets after a meal? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Why will dogs eat these things?

Given their acute senses, why do dogs eat gross things? [more inside]
posted by roxie5 on Jul 19, 2009 - 27 answers

Sensory Relaxation Techniques: Incense etc?

Looking for a new kind of relaxation technique. I'm thinking something sensory, no drugs or tobacco. I thought first of incense. A) What's your experience with using incense to relax? B) Is there anything that provides a similar experience? More parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jul 16, 2007 - 20 answers

The Great Banana Mystery.

What makes the fragrance and taste of a banana change so drastically when turning from pre-ripe to spotty? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Sick kitty needs nose to work again.

Tips for getting a sick pussycat on a feeding tube to eat by mouth again (and a cautionary tale)? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jan 26, 2007 - 34 answers

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