Cooking is an activity that engages many of the senses. There is the visual pleasure in seeing the colors and shapes of different ingredients, and their transformation into a meal. There is, of course, the pleasure of tasting many different flavors. And cooking also stimulates the sense of smell, which adds to the experience and often gives a marvelous sense of expectation and anticipation.
We can actually cook to heighten the engagement of the sense of smell by using aromatics – combinations of vegetables, herbs and fats to add depth of sensation to dishes. This handy guide shows you which combinations work the best.