How Do I Get the Odor of Spices Out of My Kitchen?

How Do I Get the Odor of Spices Out of My Kitchen?

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Faith Durand
Mar 19, 2010

Q: I picked up some cumin on a recent trip to Morocco, and the scent is much more intense than any I have every bought in the States. I made my very first tagine the other night, and now my tiny apartment reeks of cumin! It's been 5 days since I cooked that meal, and every time I walk into my apartment, I wrinkle my nose.

Any suggestions for eliminating the smell? Did I get a bad batch of cumin? Should I stop using the stuff? I'mtoo embarrassed to have any friends over in the meantime.

Sent by Jen

Editor: Jen, it sounds like you actually have some great cumin there! It can leave a lingering odor, though. Here are some good ideas for getting smells out of the kitchen:

Help! Getting Rid of Lingering Food Smells

Readers, any thoughts?

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