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The smell of chicken and other quirks

JuniorBalloon Nov 28, 2011 11:38 AM

After reading this thread,

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/393673

I got to thinking about why it is that some people smell the chicken fart and others don't. I dont' smell it. I wondered if there were any other things that are common amongst people that don't smell it. I thouhgt I'd list a few of my other quirks regarding tastes and smells and see if there are any connections.

I much prefer savory to sweet. This Thanksgiving I made a Porchetta that called for a great deal of Fennel. The fennel was fresh and potent and almost ruined the dish for me. Though I love a hint of it in Italian sausage. The sweet spices, Cinnamon and Allspice, in Pickling mix used to make Corned Beef can make me nauseous if I eat too much. I almost never mix meat and fruit. I don't like the taste of ginger, it like the pickling spice can make me nauseous.

These are my strongest reactions to food tastes and smells. Anyone else?

jb

  1. ttoommyy Nov 28, 2011 12:12 PM

    I cannot eat cold tomato sauce. If I am putting a leftover slice of pizza in a sack to take for lunch at work and I accidentally get some tomato sauce on my finger, I cringe. I have no idea why, but the thought of and taste of cold tomato sauce makes me gag. Now that I think of it, I also cannot drink more than a couple of sips of tomato juice, a bloody Mary or a tomato-based gazpacho.
    I do love heated tomato sauces though and I also eat room-temp and cold tomatoes. Odd, I know.

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