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Old 01-17-2022, 09:53 AM   #1
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For Those Of You Who Love To Cook At Home

I am just wondering how you deal with the smell that can sometimes come with cooking (especially when you pan fry or stir fry something) at home.

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Old 01-17-2022, 10:26 AM   #2
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Usually my husband comes down stairs and says, "what smells so delicious", "it smells good", "Yum what's for dinner"..
Then I know he is hungry, then we eat.
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Old 01-17-2022, 10:32 AM   #3
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That is one of the best things about cooking, to me - that smell that comes from some of the best of the foods! Things like bread baking, and that smell when stir frying, starting out with the garlic and ginger in the hot oil. If something smells bad, it probably isn't going to be good!

Often I wake up in the morning, after making Thai food (or other), and despite the often intense aromas the night before, the smell in my bedroom is of jasmine rice. To me, that is not a bad smell.

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Old 01-17-2022, 11:02 AM   #4
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I enjoy the aromas that come with cooking. I've worked hard to make it happen! If there's a stale odor in the house, I open windows when I can and burn candles when it's cold or stormy.
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:49 AM   #5
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I open my apartment door, so all my neighbors can enjoy it, or be offended by it, too.
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Old 01-17-2022, 02:03 PM   #6
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I donīt have to deal with it.
I just get a call from my neighbour saying:
" What are you cooking? Is there any for me?"
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Old 01-17-2022, 02:27 PM   #7
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I donīt have to deal with it.
I just get a call from my neighbour saying:
" What are you cooking? Is there any for me?"
Once I had a neighbor, she said..it's christmas and I'm not driving to the store (we live in wisconsin and it snows and the roads are not easy with snow) and I know you grow garlic. Why should I buy it when you grow it.
Yeah, why? She needed some garlic so we put some on her doorstep.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:33 PM   #8
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Some cooking aromas can be off-putting.

The smell of duck or fish can get really bad after a while.

Fortunately, my kitchen now has a range hood that exhausts air like a jet engine, so it's rare that I stink,up the house any longer.

I used to live in an apartment building where I had Korean and Chinese neighbors on either side of me. Holy crap did some things they cooked smell bad. I would light up a cigar just to try to mask the smell for a while.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:49 PM   #9
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Been there, done that.
I had a Korean neighbour who cooked up a storm. Problem was, shrimp paste, fish sauce and fermented anchovies donīt disappear easily in a three storey town house.

Should of thought of the cigar...
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:03 PM   #10
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A pipe with a nice cherry vanilla tobacco works almost as well.
I need to break out my old Chacom.

Or maybe smoke some stinky bud. My favorite expression for the latter was from a dear but now deceased friend, "it smells like a skunk got run over by a Christmas tree."
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A pipe with a nice cherry vanilla tobacco works almost as well.
I need to break out my old Chacom.

Or maybe smoke some stinky bud. My favorite expression for the latter was from a dear but now deceased friend, "it smells like a skunk got run over by a Christmas tree."
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:27 AM   #12
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I don't find pan frying or stir frying so bad for smelling up the house...

but deep frying - that's another story! to the point (aside from health reasons) I just simply don't deep fry anymore. I had a fairly good exhaust fan but it was not a jet engine. Here the exhaust fan is a bit of a joke.

so no more deep frying. Other smells can be handled by the exhaust and seem to dissapate fairly easy. (Except maybe burnt garlic - that wafts down to the basement from the oven! )
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:12 PM   #13
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All of my cooking is the best air freshener in town. :D
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:56 PM   #14
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Smells (and sounds) are an essential part of cooking. They give you information about what's going on with your food.

If you don't care for the smells that come out of your recipes, maybe it's time to look for different recipes.
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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO COOK
WE SALUTE YOU!

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Old 01-19-2022, 10:31 AM   #16
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My smells are all fresh and clean. I do not cook with oil and don't even own a frying pan so 'greasy' smells don't exists in my house. I bake and/or steam everything and don't eat fried foods at all. You might want to change your way of cooking/eating if your smells are offensive. :-)
I love to bake bread and that has to be one of the best smells of all time.
A cake in the oven is another great smell.
Baked fish in butter doesn't smell bad and is how I cook it.
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