Survey: Do You Like Stinky Foods?

Truffles. Washed rind cheeses. Pickled radishes. Fish sauce. Durian. Old socks. Barnyard. Armpit. Funky smelling foods: Some of us love them (raises hand!), some of us pinch our noses and run from the room. Which camp do you fall into, and do you have a favorite stinky food? If so, tell us in the comments.

I'm not sure why foods that have intense smells (also called earthy, pungent, rotting, fermenting) are appealing to some of us. Does it have to do with some ancient cellular memory back to the days before refrigeration? Is it that many fermented foods contain important nutrients? What do you think?

Related: Stinky! A Profile of Washed Rind Cheeses

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Dana Velden is a freelance food writer. She lives, eats, plays, and gets lost in Oakland, California where she is in the throes of raising her first tomato plant.

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