Interestingly (well, to me), the smell doesn't bother me at all. Well, except for Spam and tuna, which have always smelled gross to me. In fact, I must admit that I think many meat and dairy dishes smell delicious.
I think some would view this as being a "bad vegan," and I hope this isn't offensive. I am
ed by the lack of morality, ethics, and compassion involved in the food, not by its smell. I don't doubt for a minute that it's tasty. Then again, I'm sure rotisserie-roasted human babies would smell good and have nice, tender flesh. That's no reason to roast a baby, of course. I recognize this line of thinking may offend both vegans and omnis: the vegan may ask, "How can you possibly enjoy the smell of cruelty?" and the onmi may protest, "But eating a baby is worse than eating a chicken!" And all I can say is, I can't stop enjoying the smells I grew up with simply because my mindset has changed. And I'm not interested in undergoing aversion therapy to do so. Plus, it gives me the ability to say to a meat-eater that I recognize it tastes good, and that's STILL not a valid reason to keep eating meat. And to the omni, I can always quote Bentham. And I can say that TO ME, eating a baby is no more morally wrong than eating a chicken. And sometimes, just sometimes, THEN THEY GET IT.