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Old 02-26-2007, 01:32 PM   #21
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Happens to me all the time. But I wonder if it is not the tasting that one does during cooking. I know, I taste everything i cook, and maybe simply that tasting ruins my appetate?

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:09 PM   #22
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SATIETY - that's what we are talking about .... and would you believe there is a lot of research that has been done, and is still going on, about it? And, yep Snoop Puss - aroma therapy dieting is part of it!

It appears that, at least in part, hunger and satiety is all in our minds.

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Old 02-27-2007, 06:17 AM   #23
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It happens to me too, even when I don't do a lot of tasting. But, I usually drink several glasses of water while I'm cooking. I know that fills me up some too.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #24
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Sorry to barge back in, but YT there is a remedy... keep a small tin of fresh coffee grounds handy. When you sense olfactory fatuige take a deep whiff of the coffee.

Perk the old nose right up.

And for the poster who thinks Zicam does not impact the nose... i disagree.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:11 AM   #25
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i've experienced the same effect as you weirdos , especially if the thing i'm cooking requires a long time and a lot of tasting and adjusting spices.

the only remedy i've found is to get some fresh air for a good 10 minutes or so, change out of the clothes in which you've cooked, and have a glass or 4 of wine.

the fresh air and change of clothes seems to clear the nose, and the wine kick starts the appetite. beer works too, but not as well.

i worked at burger king for a short time when i was a kid. i went home with the smell of stale burger and french fry grease on me every night, and couldn't wait to take a shower and get out of those clothes.
i didn't have a fast food burger for more than 10 years because i could detect that smell. to this day, the smell of old or stale cooking fat it makes me a little queasy.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:26 PM   #26
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This could be why we don't enjoy home baked bread as much as we think. The smell of the dough for hours before it is actually baked. Or why some folks can't handle onions.
But don't think that you will get too far from turkey on Thanksgiving here in the USA or the outdoor cooking on July 4th.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by buckytom
i've experienced the same effect as you weirdos , ...
Weirdos! Weirdos! Who you calin' weirdos? Your invitation to next summer's "He-Man-Woman-Hater's-Camp" is on the line ya know. Ya better up that title to down-right nuts.

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Old 02-28-2007, 05:06 PM   #28
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Happens to me all the time at my job I work at for 2 months in Texas I cook big meals for my boss and all their guests.By the time I planned menu,shopped for menu usually 3 carts full not counting the fish and meat she brings from Houston,Then I prep the day before they arrive and the prep the next day and cook the first dinner that night,a small breakfast the next day a cookout and dinner that night then brunch on sunday then they all leave.WHEW!I get rave reviews by all but by then Im not so impressed with my own food.I know it's good but imagining the flavor combinations and smelling and tasting each meal really dulls my senses and appetite by the time it gets on the plate.
On the other hand anybody can make something as simple as scrambled eggs and they are the best I ever had cuz I did not make them.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #29
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eating with your nose

A long time ago once when I was expecting my second child I put a beef roast in the oven and then after smelling it for a while I got sssssssssssssooooooooooooooo sick. I think I had nothing more left to give up. Ever since that episode I do not like to smell beef roasting. So you see I do understand. Now if I don't have to smell it I can really enjoy a good piece of beef and prime rib, just don't expect me to make it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:07 AM   #30
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On the other hand anybody can make something as simple as scrambled eggs and they are the best I ever had cuz I did not make them.
The same is true for me too.

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