The tag has no usage guidance.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

19
votes
5answers
7k views

Jamon Serrano smells awful

I don't know a thing about cured ham, but I just opened this ham, and while I realize a cured ham probably has a peculiar smell, I can't imagine this horrific stench being intended. My entire ...
19
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it true that smell is lost flavor?

This is a maxim that I hear frequently, especially as a defense of cooking methods that don't produce a lot of aroma: if the aroma is in the air, it means it's left the food. As an example, some ...
18
votes
8answers
6k views

How do you remove garlic smells from your fingers?

I've heard touching stainless steel after chopping and handling garlic helps but I haven't found it to work all that well.
17
votes
5answers
20k views

How do I get the burnt aroma off burnt food?

I sometimes burn the bottom of the pan due to carelessness or not stirring enough. The burnt smell tends to persist even after I seperate out the un-burnt bits. Is there any way to fix this?
12
votes
3answers
4k views

Odour removing metallic soap: what is it and how does it work?

When browsing for kitchen tools, I found a metallic soap. It's purpose is to remove any (food) odour from your hands. Here's a cheap ($2.55) example. I am unfamiliar with this. Does anyone have any ...
9
votes
5answers
1k views

how to curb the smell of fish?

More specifically while cooking it indoors. My girlfriend hates seafood and hates the smell, is there anything I can do to get this smell to go away faster or reduce its potent aroma when cooking ...
8
votes
4answers
157k views

Chicken smells like eggs

I purchased some fresh chicken a few weeks ago and immediately froze it. Today I took it out and put it into boiling water to start making soup. Before I added anything else, the whole room started to ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

How to get rid of the smell from the fridge? [closed]

Storing various meals and products in fridge (or freezer) can result in mixing different flavours, which isn't that great. What are your best practises to avoid the smell?
8
votes
6answers
10k views

How do I eliminate a lingering smell of fried food?

Some great friends of ours cooked us an amazing meal in our home three nights ago. The meal included gourmet french fries cooked in a home use deep fryer. While the fries were outstanding the ...
7
votes
6answers
25k views

Do some fish smell “fishier”? Why?

I've heard some say that fish only smells offensive if it's old. But my experience suggests that some fish, like salmon, are simply "fishier" and that the smell can put some people off. Is that right? ...
7
votes
2answers
443 views

Smell Something Burning. Course of action?

What do I do when I smell something burning in my pot of mutton in gravy? Stirring is the best way to prevent this but what if some charring has already taken place? Wouldn't it be better not to stir ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

How to remove smell from plastic lid?

A set of Ikea glass jars are used for home counter top food storage. One of them was temporarily used to store bars of soap. Now it is wanted back in the kitchen. The plastic in the lid is retaining ...
6
votes
5answers
12k views

How do you get the smell of fish off your hands?

(Especially the smell of smoked eel.) I tried washing with soap, lemon juice, a metal spoon, but nothing really seems to work. Washing with soap multiple times throughout the day will get it off ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Soak meat in water to get rid of smell? [duplicate]

Some of my Asian friends soak their beef stew meat in water or even boil it to "get rid of the blood and the bad smell", as they say. It is my understanding that the red juices in the meat is not ...
4
votes
7answers
9k views

How to suppress bad breath after eating garlic or onion

How can I suppress bad breath after eating garlic or onion?
4
votes
1answer
267 views

Does roasted garlic leave no aftertaste and smell

I saw in a recipe book by the Grill company Weber where they claimed that if you roast a garlic over medium heat in the grill, until it becomes pulp, and then slather it on your baguette and eat it, ...
4
votes
1answer
238 views

Sourdough starter began acting strange after storing in fridge

I recently began developing a sourdough starter and it seemed much easier than it sounded - within a few days it was growing well and smelled good (like yeasty bread dough). On about day 5 or 6, I had ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to combat odor from pickled radishes inside refrigerator?

I know the question is related to How to get rid of the smell from the fridge?. At the same time, I am curious about possible additives as part of the pickling that may help reduce the odor. So I didn'...
4
votes
5answers
235 views

How do you remove strong garlic odor from enclosed space (garage)?

I dehydrated garlic in my garage a couple of days ago and now I need to remove the strong garlic odor in the garage -- any ideas? I have left the garage door open for hours and have run the ...
3
votes
8answers
9k views

Why does my roast beef smell wonderful but tastes bland?

My crockpot roast beef has the best aroma ever but the flavor of the finished product is only average. I had a 4 pound tri-tip roast and seasoned it with the usual onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce, ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Moldy bread smell but no mold?

I have Nickles brand multigrain bread. 2 slices of it are just stale. The others though smell moldy but I don't see any mold whatsoever on any of the slices. They taste strange too. This I know ...
3
votes
1answer
382 views

Cooking Buckwheat without the smell

I have an allergy to buckwheat. My father does not, and subsists on it. When he cooks it (in a glass pot), the whole house smells even as I turn on all the filters to max and open all the windows. ...
3
votes
1answer
590 views

Why does room temperature coffee taste so bad, even to asnomics?

It's been theorised that room temperature coffee tastes more bitter might be due to the smell sense being activated by hot coffee (particles moving around), which improves the taste. However, as a ...
3
votes
1answer
394 views

How to prevent cheese and certain other products from stinking up my fridge?

Certain food products have a very strong odor, that may not seem annoying at all when I buy them, but become very much apparent after I keep them in the fridge for a few hours. For example these ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Are there particular palate cleansers for particular foods?

Whilst buying perfume for my wife, the assistant kept offering us a glass of coffee beans to 'cleanse our olfactory palate' in between smelling fragrances. I had heard of 'palate cleansing' before, ...
2
votes
2answers
925 views

How long will durian smell linger?

My housemate just brought home a durian. I remember smelling one of these from four floors up in a dormitory years ago and it was overpowering but I don't remember if it faded away quickly or not. ...
2
votes
2answers
273 views

How do I get rid of plastic smell in rice / pasta?

I bought a number of bags of rice and pasta and stored it in a plastic bin in the basement. I recently grabbed one of those bags of rice and it smells gross, like plastic. Everything in the bin smells ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

Why do my stored cashews smell like fish?

I have a 30 Oz plastic jar of Roasted, Unsalted Archer Farms Cashew Nuts. I've noticed that after having it 'open' for a week or two (i.e. the lid is tightly screwed onto the jar, but the initial ...
2
votes
2answers
85 views

What spicy ingredients hit the sinuses?

My sinuses are constantly congested. I know some spices can help with clearing them. However, I also know that some types of spice affect my nose and sinuses while others merely burn my mouth (not ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Sardines without the nasty breath?

I recently tried to do more with small canned fish. Despite the stigma, they're cheap and healthy and underutilized--what's not to love? More than 3 hours later, I was mortified to find out that I ...
2
votes
3answers
43k views

How can I get rid of garlic breath? [closed]

I personally do not enjoy eating garlic, but some people in my family do. I really dislike the smell, and I care for them. I do not want to be rude, but if I can have some help on how to get rid of ...
2
votes
1answer
542 views

why does toast smell and taste different than bread?

Besides the obvious fact that toast has less moisture due the toasting process, how is it different than regular bread? Why does bread taste different in toasted form than it regularly does?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does cooking mushrooms longer alter the taste so much?

When pan frying sliced regular white mushrooms, I prefer to cook them on high-heat with a generous amount of EVO until they shrivel up quite a bit and become golden brown in color. This is opposed as ...
1
vote
5answers
26k views

When does the new home oven/stove smell go away?

Our last stove broke and our landlord had to replace it. We got one from GE Hotpoint and it seems like an OK stove. It's a gas model. We have had it for a few months now but haven't been able to ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How do I get rid of mayonnaise smell?

Today for the first time, I tested classic egg mayonnaise. All I can say that it smelled strongly like yeast! Is there a way to get rid of that smell? Do mayonnaise in general have that smell? ...
1
vote
2answers
137 views

Is salt related to smell?

Can the salt content affect the fragrance of the dish? If so, how does it happen? Does salt have a fragrance of its own?
1
vote
2answers
997 views

How to remove soil smell from beetroots?

I buy veggies from local store (not organic). When I cook, I get the soil smell from it. How can I avoid it? any precooking process can help? Thanks in advance.
1
vote
5answers
376 views

Eggs smell “fishy”

I recently went to the supermarket and bought a carton of eggs and some fish (for dinner). I left both right next to each other in the fridge for a little over a day. So I made myself some scrambled ...
1
vote
2answers
163 views

What is the name for the 'sweetness' of cooling roast pork?

I did a slow roast pork today putting pork knuckles on the bone cooking for 8 hours in a dash of apple juice. After cooking, I left it to cool for an hour with the lid on. When I lifted the lid, I ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Slow cooker lid gasket smell

I bought a Hamilton Beach slow cooker a while ago. I never had success with it since all the stuff that I made didn't smell good. I finally figured out that it was the rubber gasket on the lid that ...
1
vote
0answers
110 views

How can I process clear avocado oil with a pleasant scent, and how can I dry it faster?

I am processing my oil by cold press. I have to dry it first. I have three challenges: The color of my oil is darker than intended. My oil has a very strong smell. I am seeking a cheaper and faster ...
0
votes
3answers
121 views

Is getting rid of the dough the only solution when it smells of yeast?

I made pizza dough (it was ready to use, you just add the liquid ingredients -oil and milk in my case- and the rest is similar to the usual process of letting it rest and so on) the other day and left ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views

What else can rid the fishy smell of fish besides Casein?

ATK says TMAO binds to casein but is there a dairy-free alternative that can bind to TMA?