CHICAGO (CBS) – A UK non-profit cooking school has published a new cookbook aimed at people who have suffered taste and smell loss due to COVID-19.
Life Kitchen is offering “Taste & Flavor: A Cookbook That Inspires Those Who Experience Changes in Taste and Smell as a Result of COVID” as a free digital download.
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“In it, you’ll find a number of recipes that use ingredient combinations, as well as textures and other sensory factors that we hope will help you enjoy your food – and we’ve excluded the ingredients that most people use today Covid don’t know lust, ”said Life Kitchen on its website.
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Life Kitchen learned through research that those who lost taste and smell due to COVID-19 had some distinctive symptoms. They’ve discovered that they no longer want to eat things like onions, garlic, meat, and eggs, and they’ve found that certain foods trigger parosmia – or changes or distortions in the sense of smell; Anosmia or loss of smell; and phantosmia – or smelling something that is not there.
“Each of these olfactory conditions can have a profound impact on physical and mental health,” said Life Kitchen.
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Life Kitchen found that it applied its five principles of taste and aroma – umami, smell, stimulation of the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for facial sensation, texture, and layered taste – to teach more than 1,000 people with cancer again To enjoy food. The cooking school hopes to do the same with COVID patients.