Food for Thought
5:25 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Sniff, memory!

Dick and Nancy follow their noses into the past as they recall treasured food smell memories.

Some smells always bring back fond memories. Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson says one whiff of mint, and she's suddenly 6 again. 

Two of my favorites are  flame-broiling meat in a highly air-conditioned room, and the aroma of onion soup on a freezing Quebec day. I guess I just like the memory of warm food smells in a cold environment. Not always, though.

One of my least favorite would be my recollection of boiling seal meat vapors, but that's a story for another day.  

What are your most and least favorite food smell memories?

"For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories..."

– Rachel Carson