Your Least Favorite Kitchen Smell

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Reverse of the other thread.  What *common* kitchen odors do you detest, and why?

1.  Bacon cooking.  Makes me physically nauseous.

2.  Truffle oil.  It smells and tastes disgustingly synthetic.  I can tell as soon as the plate hits my table if something's been seasoned with that junk.  Damn near overpowering and reminiscent of motor oil / gasoline.
 
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1. fryer grease, especially if they're using soy bean oil

2. dried shiitake mushrooms. Taste good in my mouth, but god the smell while you rehydrate them!
 
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Oh, that one is easy!

It's when the "honey dipper" guy comes and pops the lid off of the grease trap and proceeds to suck all that gunk up with his big hose.

Smell really hangs in the air for quite a while.  
 
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molding oranges,

rotten potatoes,

rotting meat

cilantro,

bitter almond flavoring including amaretto,

tripe boiling

any perfume while i'm eating, like detergents (i do an aboutface when i enter a coffeeshop and they;re washing the tables with disinfectant or detergent. 

any other food or cooking smell tends to make me hungry. 
 
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My Wife, the best smell in the kitchen.............33 years and still going.......... She is a RN, quit her job 12 years ago and washed dishes, moped floors, did whatever was needed to help me succeed in my business. I would take a few more like her, she has great customer service and does what ever is needed so things run smooth. Once in awhile a customer will ask her how she was so lucky to get her job, ( when shes moping up a mess) her answer is, She sleeps with the boss..............Chefbillyb
 
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My Wife, the best smell in the kitchen.............33 years and still going.......... She is a RN, quit her job 12 years ago and washed dishes, moped floors, did whatever was needed to help me succeed in my business. I would take a few more like her, she has great customer service and does what ever is needed so things run smooth. Once in awhile a customer will ask her how she was so lucky to get her job, ( when shes moping up a mess) her answer is, She sleeps with the boss..............Chefbillyb
Aww BillyB - you ol' romantic.  I'm glad to hear of a couple hanging together for such a wonderful space of time, helping each other out, and still will a sense of humour.

Back OT, my least favourite smell as Mary B said - the bin /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif   Especially now the weather is hotter here it's gotta be done at minimum twice a day.  I try and double bag anything which I know is going to pong, but even so the aroma  finds its way out.

As for awful cooking/food smells:

Old grease being used for deep frying - blecccch

Overcooked cabbage

Fruit that's gone way too ripe and not been used

Old veg in hot weather - potato, pumpkin, onions sitting forgotten in the pantry.

Plus - have you ever left liver (whatever type) in plastic in the fridge for too long. O...M...Gosh... you will keep that smell all thru your head for days.  Even any type of offal. Icky yuk.
 
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Sometimes when cooking bacon or sausage you get this smell that is sharp and kind of rank.

Sort of like old man BO.

I hate that,
 
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