I've always heard the food presentation is very important. The first bite is with the eye.
Sorry, but I think the first bite is with the nose.
That came to me this evening as I was cooking dinner. The chicken breasts were roasting and that tantilizing sage chicken smell was rising. My sauce was coming together, steaming me with herbs, tomatoes and vegetables simmering together. Dinner, my stomach grumbled.
It's the same for me when I was a young person in Mom's house at meals. Thanksgiving, that first bite of turkey wasn't with the eye. Mom rose and began her bird around 5 AM. By the time I rose later, I was taking bites of that turkey and heading to the kitchen to see when it was gonna be ready, bird unseen. I smelled those dinner rolls later.
Pies, cakes, cookies baking? Come on, that first bite is bidden as soon as you smell them. Sizzling steaks and burgers on the grill, roasted brussies, asparagus or garlic? I bite when I smell. Pizza pie? Yeah, baby, smell and bite!
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