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post #31 of 57

My all time favorite smell in the kitchen is the garlic and onions saute in oil then added with tomatoes and soy sauce. It really makes me drool for that smell. :D

post #32 of 57

Banana Bread

Freshly Ground Expresso Coffee

Fresh cut Lemons

Bagels out of the oven

Grated nutmeg

Peanut butter cookies

 

And when my mother makes cherry chocolate almond fudge, if I could capture that aroma , cork it in a little bottle, with a pink and lace label "melt your senses", I am sure I could get at LEAST two dollars  a sniff.....at least. wink.gif

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post #33 of 57

   I'll always have memories of walking into my late grandmothers house and being hit with the aroma of anise and coffee.  Didn't matter what time of the day or what day of the week...anise and coffee smile.gif

 

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post #34 of 57

My grandmother worked in a bakery, and she would take me in with her once in awhile. I must've been 6-7 years old, the bakers used to let me go back and help them grease the cake pans. When we left there would always be a small box of rainbow cookies waiting for me on the counter. As off the wall as it sounds the smells of a hot oven and well seasoned pans have always brought back great memories.

post #35 of 57

Another vote for onions and garlic frying gently in olive oil. There is simply nothing like it!

post #36 of 57

Most of my favourites have already been mentioned here, bread, coffee, bacon etc. which immediately come to mind.

 

Over the christmas period we had a chocolate orange torte on the menu and every time an orange was zested and squeezed it reminded me of this thread, a wonderful fresh aroma which filled the kitchen.

post #37 of 57

gingerbread cookies

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post #38 of 57

belacan!!!  there's no escaping; the entire neighbourhood knows you're using it :-) 

miss my mom's cooking *sigh*

post #39 of 57

Must be the smell of french fries, steaks and some sauce my mom used to cook me when I was kid :D It was good and I would read Donald Duck while eating. So good memories!

post #40 of 57

The smell of bread baking is number one.  Second is the smell of warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. 

post #41 of 57

As above.  Bacon & bread fight it out for top spot.  Sauteeing onions & garlic are locked in battle in the next tier.  Wide open after that, though I'll vote for apples cooking in butter & sugar for a tarte Tatin.

 

Coffee, though... coffee's got a pretty strong claim... 

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post #42 of 57

Bread.  The aroma of a fresh loaf in the oven just makes me inexplicably happy.  Almost in child-like-wonder sort of way.

 

 

On the other hand, the smell of bacon in any form makes me literally nauseous.

post #43 of 57

A few more I've thought of recently:

 

deer sausage on the flat top

fish frying

wine reducing

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post #44 of 57

The smell of a properly cleaned kitchen in the morning ...( jk)...

 

Garlic and olive oil in a saute pan, or a good stock simmering. The smell truffle oil emits when you put it on something hot, rosemary roasting..... 

post #45 of 57
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 The smell truffle oil emits when you put it on something hot,


Another one of those grosses-me-out smells.  I guess that synthetic stuff must taste like truffles to a lot of people, but to me it smells (and tastes) like a combo between motor oil and gasoline.  I can pretty much tell when one's been opened across the kitchen, because it hits me and I'm mentally transported right to a gas station...

post #46 of 57

Bacon and onions cooking together, bread baking (Nicko how do you like the Zo? I am thinking of getting the smaller version). Turkey and stuffing slow cooking. BBQ ribs coming off the wood fired pit(hey my Traeger burns wood too).

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Another one of those grosses-me-out smells.  I guess that synthetic stuff must taste like truffles to a lot of people, but to me it smells (and tastes) like a combo between motor oil and gasoline.  I can pretty much tell when one's been opened across the kitchen, because it hits me and I'm mentally transported right to a gas station...

Yup...I hear ya...good  thing I get fresh truffles and let them sit in some quality oil. Assumptions are wonderful, aren't they? ;)

post #48 of 57

The walk-in cooler on a busy prep day when all the food vapors mash up and hit your nose like a tornado when you swing open the door! 

 

On a side note..I just had the biggest shit eating grin while writing that.  walk=ins bring back some REALLY freakin awesome memories...:)

post #49 of 57

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post #50 of 57

veal stock simmering all day.

post #51 of 57
Gee, boiling cabbage doesn't seem to be at the top of many lists.

I'm roasting a turkey breast - lemon, garlic and rosemary. Smells much better than cabbage.


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post #52 of 57

Aside from bread (most peoples favourite), i'd have to say it's roasted peppers or capsicum, that has been scorched and placed in a bowl with cling wrap. The aroma you get when you open that wrap is really nice.

post #53 of 57

umm... oh god thats a harde one id have to say my fav is   when im cutting mangos and pineapple  and straw berry and i take them girll them foe i min and then blend them its good try it ull love it  my least fave is when some one dosnt lable somthing be for putting in the walk in an u  u walk in like 3 weeks later and ur like what is that smell   it was blue  lets just say that  cream cheese is noe spous to be blue

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post #54 of 57

Waffles!!

post #55 of 57

Like most people, I like the smell of bread, bacon, and popcorn, but my very favorite smell is when you accidentally spill a little sugar on a burner and it starts to burn. That smells like cotton candy to me.

post #56 of 57

Another one I just thought of as I was baking... Pumpkin pie! I absolutely love the scent.

post #57 of 57
For me, it has to be deep frying of chicken, pork and the smell of grilled seafoods. That is so yummy.
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