Hello, I'm new here. I've never been much of a cook, but I want to learn. One thing I would like to resolve(something that has perplexed me) is why do some cooked meats emit a very unappetizing smell? I don't want to gross anyone out, but it's sort of a fecal smell. It's very light, but definitely present at times. I've smelled it in beef, chicken, and pork in the past. I've smelled it in frozen dinners and freshly cooked meats. I've smelled it in diners and nicer restaurants. I haven't encountered it regularly, but on several occasions over the years. At one time I thought it might have had something to do with the cooking process, but I just don't know. I've tried to look up info on this and I've read of others having the same experience, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. Is there any way to avoid this problem when preparing meat?