They say you eat with your eyes before you ever taste the food, and I agree with that. But long before you eat with your eyes, you smell that food, so I guess the expression should be you eat with your nose before you eat with your eyes. Aroma and flavor are closely linked that a nasty smell coming from the kitchen can ruin an entire meal before it ever hits the table. This has happened to me more than once, and I have been wise enough to learn a lesson or two from the experiences. One of the keys that has really helped me to grow as a cook is a good ventilation system in my kitchen. If you burn something you can just throw it away, but it takes air vents and circulation to “throw away” those lingering odors. Why let one mistake bring down what could otherwise be a great meal, when it can all be avoided with an air vent, a range hood, or even just an air filter in the ceiling. The point is to maintain a superior air quality in the kitchen and the dining area, to allow the food to speak for itself with flavor! It took me a while to get on board with this idea, mostly because I didn’t want to spend the money for a high end HVAC system. However I found I could get the same results from installing a couple of air vents, and a small fan in each to circulate the air and pull the bad smells and smoke outdoors.