The Top Four Foods for a Yummy Kitchen Smell

I have concluded that there are four foods, which if you’re cooking, guarantee that people will come into the kitchen and say, “mmmm! smells good!”

Those top four are:

  1. bacon

  2. onions

  3. butter

  4. coffee.

Yesterday, I had a trifecta: frying onions and bacons in butter, just as some guests arrived. They almost swooned.

I’d have to change a couple.

  1. Bacon
  2. Coffee
  3. Cinnamon Rolls
  4. Sugar Cookies
  1. Fresh bread
  2. Coffee
  3. Steamed rice
  4. Bacon

You forgot garlic & onions sweating in good olive oil.

I don’t put coffee in my potato soup. However, I do cook the bacon and onions in some butter. The recipe calls for it. I use a variation of this recipe. I don’t put in pepper, and I use chicken broth rather than vegetable broth. I don’t bother with buttermilk, I just use regular milk…and I shred a carrot into the soup, to give a bit of color and flavor. This involves three of the four smells, and I’ve been assured that it is a very yummy soup indeed.

bread baking
garlic roasting
bacon frying
coffee brewing


What flickster said. In that order.

Chicken Soup

Roast Beef
Spaghetti sauce
Chocolate chip cookies

Garlicoids (Allium)
Cinnamon Apple Pie
Roasting Meat

Garlic (cooking)
They don’t all have to be at the same time.

anybody else getting hungry?

  1. red wine from a wooden cask
  2. garlic souteed in olive oil
  3. basil, sage and thyme
  4. rib-eye steak being seared

I’ve got a nice Amantillado in the cellar if you’re interested. :wink:

  1. Cinnamon Rolls
  2. Bread or Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Coffee
  4. Bacon
  1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Apple Pie (load w/cinnamon for best results)
  3. Caramelizing Onions
  4. Bread (raisin cinnamon bread best for the purpose)

During my brief stint in high end timeshare sales (hate me now) we baked chocolate chip cookies and mini cinnamon rolls (from commercial pre-made dough) in the model unit to entice people to feel “at home” there.

whoever told you it’s amontillado is likely a fraud. no one knows amntld better than i do. i must verify yours. i insist!

Yeah, I’ve never understood why there aren’t more aerosol sprays with food smells.

Sphaghetti sauce
Not necessarily in that order.

Sauteeing onions in butter. That’s the smell of my mom’s kitchen. When I walk into my parents’ house and I smell that, I know that everything is right in the world.

Here is my list:

  1. Coffee
  2. Fresh bread (or buns)
  3. Garlic
  4. Melted chocolate