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I overseasoned my food, what can I do to remove the strong smell?

The most important thing first: You can't remove the smell. If you are interested in reducing it to hopefully tollerable levels, and/or understand why this is so, read on. This may seem very broad, ...
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How does the flavour from aromatics actually get into food?

There's lots of different ways to answer this question. Is the chicken basting in a liquid flavoured with the aromatics? Are the flavours of the aromatics carried in evaporating water molecules ...
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I overseasoned my food, what can I do to remove the strong smell?

Serve it cold. For your example of an over flavored cake, you could turn it into a chilled parfait which would both dilute it and also knock the taste down through being cold. See also
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How does the flavour from aromatics actually get into food?

A large part of the answer is that the aromatics become vapours/gasses during the cooking process. These volatilized compounds then float around in the air at a high concentration inside the oven (and ...
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How does the flavour from aromatics actually get into food?

Some aromatics dissolve in water, some in oil and some in alcohol. That's the basic idea. Of course some will dissolve at least to some extent in more than one medium.
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Will dried ginger piece be more potent than dried ground ginger of same age and storage?

Ground spices will turn bad (go stale, loose potency) faster than their unground (whole) state. This is because ground spices have a lot more surface to air ratio and will oxidize quicker; oxygen is ...
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How can i make food have a more desirable smell?

Your ingredients look ok. I am suspicious that you are not cooking at all; the chicken is already cooked. You are assembling ingredients. Good lunch making - I do it all the time. You have an idea ...
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How can i make food have a more desirable smell?

In general, cold and room temperature food need more seasonning as the volatile compounds that make up odor (what you smell) will not be as, erm, volatile. There is not set rule on how much to add; ...
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Graphene oxide drying

Great idea. GO can be engineered with many custom properties. I think for your application (getting excess water out of a curry) it would be better to remove liquid water using pressure, rather than ...
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Graphene oxide drying

On first glance, this doesn't sound too promising to me. First, let's assume that the graphene oxide really only leaves pure water through and nothing else (acting like a filtering membrane). Then, ...
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