The clever cat eats cheese
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 22, 2013 3:22 PM Last Post By: sashac001
Mar 14, 2013 5:01 PM
The clever cat eats cheese“The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.” WC Fields
How many times have you decided to eat somplace because of the wonderful odors wafting out the door (or from a kitchen fan somewhere near the parking lot)...only to be disappointed when the food doesn't have whatever the transitory aromas seemed to promise?
In cities now I think restaurants have to keep odors under control (same with food processing plants-fortunately!).
Commercial applications aside, are there food odors (positive, please) that make you want to have whatever it is, no matter what you were thinking about before?
Ingredients: Basil....In fact I wonder why there isn't a men's cologne based on it...
Ginger....or galang....I keep a small jar of pickled ginger in the fridge just in case I need the aroma and bite..
Cilantro...got 4 big bunches for 99c yesterday (on sale) now I have to decide what to use them for...instead of lettuce on a sandwich is good but I don't have any bread
Nutmeg...I know most people use it for sweet items but ages ago I was given a recipe by a Belgian woman that called for coating cubes of stewing beef in ground nutmeg, browning them, then adding beer to braise them. I smell nutmeg and I want that dish...(and I don't have the recipe anymore)
KFC...not the food itself, the way it smells (in small amounts). Must be tied into memories..fortunately, the one closest to me is just across the street from a King Taco place and the Mexican cuisine aromas win out every time.
which brings up:
Corn tortillas (fresh made, or recently made, just out of the bag)....almost good enough to eat by themselves
Home made bread
The right tea. The wrong tea and it's a beverage, the right tea (I prefer Ceylon black golden tipped pekoe) and it's nectar of the gods
The scent of the oil one gets when peeling a tangerine...really enhances the flavor of the fruit itself...
So what gets your taste buds working (or not, as the case may be)?
Mar 15, 2013 4:52 AM
Mar 15, 2013 8:28 AM
2Bread baking, for sure. Some of those cookie places in shopping malls actually pipe out baking or spicy smells to entice customers.
I also agree with bacon.
I find I am compelled to be what someone called Nutraxian here. It's not W. C. Fields. It is a poem by Geoffrey Taylor, first published i 1933.
Cruel, Clever Cat
Sally, having swallowed cheese,
Directs down holes the scented breeze,
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Mar 15, 2013 6:18 PM
Garlic in olive oil, sauteing
roasting fowl-- chicken turkey, duck or goose (with garlic and sage.
Any basic tomato based pasta sauce.
fresh scotch bonnet peppers sauteing with thyme, scallion and pimento berries-- the essence of Jamaica.
Breadfruit roasting on the gas ring or coal stove. (More Jamaica)
I have a jar of dried scotch bonnets and when I'm missing JA I'll just remove the top of the jar and inhale deeply....
Any of many cookies baking, especially pizzelle and choc.chip
Mar 22, 2013 3:22 PM
Onions and/or mushrooms sauteeing
On the days I work and my husband cooks the house always smells really good when I walk in
I almost always smell something really good in good restaurants when I walk in but of course can never figure out what it is, since it's most likely a combination of smells.
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