The Smell of Breakfast

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2006/01/29 09:10:34 (permalink)

The Smell of Breakfast

It is Sunday morning here in lovely St Pete and I awoke to the smell of coffee and bacon and fresh baked corn muffins. How can life get any better ???????? Isn't it wonderful to be able to stagger to the breakfast table and have your senses piqued by those wonderful aromas. I often think the sense of smell is half the fun of eating.

I went to college within a mile of the Stella Doro main bakery in NY and the smell of freshly baked anise cookies was intoxicating.

A seafood shack on Cape Cod, back in the 50's, had a big fan blowing the odor of lobster rolls cooking out onto the road. My car automatically turned into the shell covered parking lot.

The odor of my mother's apple pie baking brought 5 hungry kids at a gallop.

But there ain't nuttin' in the world like the smell of breakfast.
Excuse me while I dive in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bon apetit.

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    Scarlett
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/29 09:17:02 (permalink)
    Oh, yes, Ancient Mariner... the smell is the first indication of a great culinary experience. Coffee and bacon are tied for the top, then it's country ham and grits OF COURSE. It's great to take plate landen with breakfast out to a screened-in porch while the dew is still on the grass and the world is just beginning to wake.

    It's a great life.

    Scarlett
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    jeepguy
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/29 10:00:16 (permalink)
    I enjoyed the hideous odors of the perfume samples in my Chicago Tribune this morning.
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/29 12:59:32 (permalink)
    I did'nt think grits had a smell. Chow Jim
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    roossy90
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/29 15:14:27 (permalink)
    Not to get off track, but 2 of the most wonderful smells in the world is the bacon and onion sauteing before being added to my baked beans....
    I dont drink coffee, but LOVE the smell...
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 10:47:32 (permalink)
    I'd add one element: wood smoke. Coffee percolating (not dripping), bacon cooking and the smell of a wood stove or a campfire are perfection in aroma.
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    the ancient mariner
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 12:13:27 (permalink)
    Boy it sure is hard to stay on a diet when you SMELL that bacon sizzling in the pan. I have to admit the senses of smell and sight are my biggest temptations.
    Smell the bacon, smell the coffee (although like roossy I prefer the smell to the taste), smell the apple pie, smell that bread baking------so long diet.

    Then there's that other demon--the LOOK of a slab of chocolate cream pie, or a big serving of strawberry shortcake covered with real whipped cream, or a hot fudge sundae-----I am sunk right up to my expanding waste line!!!
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    roossy90
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 18:29:35 (permalink)
    Pant, pant, pavlov's dog here...
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 20:13:39 (permalink)
    What about those of us in Manhattan and NJ who grew up near the Maxwell House roasting plant in Hoboken??? With the giant coffee cup neon sign on the Hudson River? Talk about aroma.....
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    ScreenBear
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 21:59:10 (permalink)
    Leaves burning in fall is a great one. Makes you want to catch a football, drink cider, put on a clown costume and go bobbing for apples. Unfortunately, they don't have a safe way to get rids of autumn leaves that way.
    The Bear
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    GordonW
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 23:28:59 (permalink)
    Borrowing from "Apocalypse Now."

    I like the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells . . . good . . . .
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 23:32:30 (permalink)
    Whoa...!

    That wasn't a real good example....

    Maybe a Nescafe moment....?
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/01/31 23:33:46 (permalink)
    Sorry....
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/02/02 16:03:32 (permalink)
    What about that Plain White Toast smell? Just the pure simplicity of it. Its so unique and pleasing - No way to really describe it properly...It's just...Toast, and it's good.
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/02/03 06:59:14 (permalink)
    I don't usually eat much for breakfast, and to me the epitome of food smell is that of a summer BBQ. Be it burgers, dogs, ribs, chicken, brats, etc. to me that is intoxicating.

    Andrea
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/02/25 09:03:36 (permalink)
    I also love the smell of bacon in the morning! It reminds me of when I was little on Christmas morning, Dad was making breakfast! Man this is making me hungrey!!!

    I live a town over from a Chocolate factory...now that is a smell! Its like they are baking brownies all day long! Its heaven!
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    Jimeats
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/02/25 09:34:54 (permalink)
    I use to ride on the EL in Boston on my way to school, it made a turn passing the Old Stop and Shop bakery on Causeway St. and the smell from that bakery in the morning is something that I still miss to this day. Chow Jim
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/03/05 11:04:01 (permalink)
    When I was a kid my dad would make eggs with fried olives and salami ... I still remember that aroma being able to get me out of bed on the weekends regardless of how tired I was.

    Sometimes he'd lightly toast some italian bread, butter it, make a large hole in the middle and then cook the eggs/olives/salami in the hole in the bread. Kind of like a cross between french toast and eggs & olives. Italian toast I guess.
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/03/05 11:08:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by the ancient mariner


    I went to college within a mile of the Stella Doro main bakery in NY and the smell of freshly baked anise cookies was intoxicating.



    Mariner, I hear ya on the smell of anise cookies in the bakery!! What a WONDERFUL aroma ... That is some serious nostalgia for me as I often went with my grandmother on her nearly daily trip to the bakery as a child. I don't think I've smelled that smell in more than 30 years.
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/03/05 18:28:47 (permalink)
    Percolator coffee in the camper or on the boat. Gotta have coffee first, then I'll start to cook.....toast, bacon, eggs or fritatta, all in the same cast-iron skillet. Breakfast at home is blah. I love to cook it on the boat or camper!
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/03/05 18:54:42 (permalink)
    Sonny your Dad was spoiling you. Isn't it wonderful waking up to the smell of the food you and your Dad loved.

    And dear Ileechef, I agree with you. Waking on a boat to the smell of coffee and bacon will always remain in my poor old mind. We sailed a 26-footer and also found remote beaches where we could camp out and grill the catch of the day. What a way to live. In the Hamptons we found a sand bar that was ankle deep at low tide and where you could kick up a couple of dozen cherrystones in a few minutes. Ice cold (well Atlantic Ocean cold) and dee-lish-ious !!!!!!!
    That was before the migration to the Hamptons----I could have bought half the beach for $100.00 but who the hell had $100 then ??????
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    lleechef
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    RE: The Smell of Breakfast 2006/03/05 20:17:06 (permalink)
    ancient mariner, I had a 26-footer also! 6-ton Grampian, built in Canada. We were not in the Hamptons but in lowly Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay to be precise. We used to dive for lobsters and could scoop clams out of the water. Still had to have coffee, bacon and eggs......well, maybe some striped bass would help! Sailed from Maine to P-Town. It was grand.
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