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Do U smell diff when u cook indian food?

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Do U smell diff when u cook indian food?

youareabunny | Mar 14, 2013 12:27 AM

Sorry I couldn't come up with a more eloquent title. This post I am asking towards not just eaters of Indian food but those that cook it

I want to know if CHers notice a smell particularly coming from themselves due to cooking with these spices. I am vegetarian and eat too many carbohydrates because I don't really find ways I like vegetables. I love indian food however but am hesitant to invest into the spices if I am going to make my body and home smell so strongly.

I have read a lot about people having a smell after eating at, say an indian restaurant. This could be to the spices and/or inadequate ventilation. I am wondering if both cooking with it and eating it encourages the smell? I've read too that your perception of smell is attributed to what u r used to.. but I feel that I've been around many people with many diets - Japanese, hispanic, Persian, Europeans, Filipino, Caucasians, black - and never notice a food smell coming from them.

I have a friend that is indian and I love eating at her house. The house has this smell, which isn't bad but so does she, all day everyday, even when we went to Vegas for 3 days and had no indian food at all. She is the only person I know that cooks and eats indian food so I've got no one to compare to. Although its clear her hygiene practices need some improvement I'm not sure how much a factor it is.

I just really don't want to smell like asafoetida.. Maybe i can negate Any odor By eating lots of Fruit? Thanks in advance.

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