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Let's Dish: What Food Smells Do You Find Repulsive?

Yesterday in the office kitchen, TrèsSugar, Fab, and I got into a discussion about durian, the controversial-smelling Southeast Asian fruit. Très loves it, but Fab said she simply can't get over the smell. The whole discussion got me thinking about olfactory offenses in the kitchen. Personally, I can't stand the sulfurous smell of eggs. What odors can't you handle?

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flavacrisp flavacrisp 7 years
For some reason, I don't like the smell of grilled cheese when its on the pan.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
tuna and cauliflower.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
I hate garlic breath. It's not ok to have that smell on your breath especially because it lingers for so long even with the use of so called remedies.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 7 years
The only food smells I find repulsive are rotten food smells, which shouldn't really count. I never like the neighbors' cooking smells. Either everything smells really good and you're sad you're not making that, or it smells horrible and stinks up the hall for days.
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 7 years
Ditto on the fresh papaya, yuck! Also movie popcorn & curry of any type, too.
bebe510 bebe510 7 years
Fish sauce, shrimp paste, liver pate`, cauliflower, menudo
Food Food 7 years
oh, and stale french fries
Food Food 7 years
Thanks PinkNC! And I coudn't agree more about the fish sauce!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Doritos! Barf!!
tepiza tepiza 7 years
bacon and boxed yellow cake mix in the oven.
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
the morning after throwing a raw chicken bone in the trash. YUCK!! I just want to throw the garbage out the window!
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I like YumSugar's new look! She looks sassy :)
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I don't like the smell when someone is cooking pigs feet or chitlings. Even before they're cooked they both smell awful. I could never eat that mess.
danielle854 danielle854 7 years
I cannot stand the smell of bacon or sausage. Ewe.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
For those curious about lutefisk, here is a link. Because this article is really as close to the stuff as anyone should get. The humorous quotes near the end of the page--Garrison Keillor's in particular--are painfully funny!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I have no idea how this regional dish didn't enter my mind immediately...Lutefisk. I can't even begin to describe the stench. Truly, truly horrific.
Sarabear Sarabear 7 years
Any seafood.
PirateKitty PirateKitty 7 years
mayo and celery!
rachmolly rachmolly 7 years
yogurt. ick!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Any time I make bleu cheese sauce, it grosses me out because it smells like sweat and vomit combined. I also hate the smell of cooked liver, so I never make that on purpose. I also do NOT like the smell of fish cooking; it smells like stinky cat food.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Fish sauce.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
maybe I meant the other B smell......brussel sprouts are nasty!
Brittneylb Brittneylb 7 years
The smell of syrup makes me gag. I cant stand to be near it.
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