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Re: The smell of the neighbours cooking

For a moment I wondered if the neighbors were cooking, or they were being cooked.
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Old 15.04.2019, 20:29
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Found this on another English ( Australian ) forum

"An offensive odour at this level is one that affects the general life, health and wellbeing of an individual as a result of the intensity, character, frequency and duration of the odour. Before an environmental organisation can take action on offensive odour, it must be verified and sourced by an environment protection officer who is accredited to assess odour and take statements from whoever has reported the pollution."
Well at least you are prepared for your move to Australia then....
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Old 15.04.2019, 20:35
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Could it be that they are from Aztec origin and just cooking the meat of the human sacrifies?
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Try to be a bit serious please and don't post nonsense
Agreed. Peruvians are most likely to be of Incan origin.
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Old 15.04.2019, 21:39
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Agreed. Peruvians are most likely to be of Incan origin.
OMG! They're cooking aliens.
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Old 15.04.2019, 21:51
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Re: The smell of the neighbours cooking

Guinea pig is just a meat or something (completely guilt free as don't eat meat)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9tfYfdsqMo
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Old 15.04.2019, 22:06
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Just get some Surströmming .. If you can't beat 'em .. Join 'em..

And enjoy..
Alas, I am out, will have to get some more.

We like it, followed by some durian for dessert!

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Old 16.04.2019, 09:41
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Our neighbours kitchen exhaust is near to our patio. They are Peruvian and have a staple diet of meat ( maybe also Guinea pigs ). They start cooking sometimes at 0800 and it goes for hours. It stinks so BAD. Can one make a complaint to the police or otherwise?
I'm not sure what bothers you more - the fact that they're eating too much meat and their cooking smells or that they are Peruvians[/I] on top of that?
What's got nationality to do with your complaint, omtatsat? Ahh, same old, same old...is there any place in your beloved and pure Australia where you can live all alone? Bye!
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Old 16.04.2019, 09:46
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I'm not sure what bothers you more - the fact that they're eating too much meat or are eating too much meat and are Peruvians on top of that?
What's gor nationality to do with your complaint, omtatsat? Ahh, same old, same old.
Point taken. Nothing against Peruvians. Just against the smell of their cooking.
Most people eat too much meat. But as I said its the fault of the builders of the apartments that the fumes are channeled into ones living space
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Old 16.04.2019, 09:52
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But as I said its the fault of the builders of the apartments that the fumes are channeled into ones living space
True enough.

By the way, I just found out that Muotathaler children celebrate Easter Monday by meeting up with their peers to roast sausages and smoke "Niele". All without adult supervision.

Not even the Talkessel Schwyzers knew that.

Now back to Peruvian cooking and poorly-planned kitchen emissions.
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Point taken. Nothing against Peruvians. Just against the smell of their cooking.
Most people eat too much meat. But as I said its the fault of the builders of the apartments that the fumes are channeled into ones living space
Well, thanks. While we're there I think it would be interesting for you to know that the staples of Peruvian cuisine are actually tubers, corn, legumes, quinoa, rice etc.. Just...saying. Have a good day!
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Old 16.04.2019, 10:58
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Re: The smell of the neighbours cooking

mmm quinoa puffs with vanilla yoghurt.


some of our neighbours seem to love cooking offal (liver, kidneys, brains...) it makes me gag every time.


Maybe you could find the exhaust and plug it? extend it to some other balcony?
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mmm quinoa puffs with vanilla yoghurt.


some of our neighbours seem to love cooking offal (liver, kidneys, brains...) it makes me gag every time.


Maybe you could find the exhaust and plug it? extend it to some other balcony?
Not that I eat offal.. but I reckon is it often the oil: over heating, using the wrong oil or slightly rancid oil that stinks. You need to know your oils and how to cook to avoid those smells.

Rule of thumb: if the taste or smell of a teaspoon of oil is horrid, then don't cook with it.
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Try to be a bit serious please and don't post nonsense

I've been thinking about a good reply for almost a day now but I'm still speechless.
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Old 16.04.2019, 13:36
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Anyway, the complete guide for the issue can be found here: https://www.ch.ch/en/noise-disturban...ms-neighbours/
Yes, there is all you need to know:

What can you do about recurring noise or unpleasant smells from neighbours in an apartment building?
If talking directly with the neighbours does not lead to any improvement in the situation, you should ask the landlord or landlady in writing to deal with the disturbance within a reasonable period of time. At the same time, you can mention that you will cease to pay rent if no improvement occurs within the said time limit, withholding the money in a separate account. You can ask for a reduction in rent so long as the disturbance persists.

If the neighbour continues to cause the disturbance despite a written warning from the landlord or landlady, the latter can reduce the period of notice to be given to 30 days to the end of a calendar month.
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Not that I eat offal.. but I reckon is it often the oil: over heating, using the wrong oil or slightly rancid oil that stinks. You need to know your oils and how to cook to avoid those smells.

Rule of thumb: if the taste or smell of a teaspoon of oil is horrid, then don't cook with it.
OMG, brings back long forgotten memories of when my Mom used to cook tripe (which apparently the Peruvians cook quite a bit in addition to all the quinoa etc.). No wonder I became vegetarian at 21
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some of our neighbours seem to love cooking offal (liver, kidneys, brains...) it makes me gag every time.
Why?

If it's fresh, there should be no problem, especially with brains (which have no smell whatsoever).

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OMG, brings back long forgotten memories of when my Mom used to cook tripe (which apparently the Peruvians cook quite a bit in addition to all the quinoa etc.). No wonder I became vegetarian at 21
Tripe is wonderful, and again has no odor unless old.

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Tripe is wonderful, and again has no odor unless old.

Tom
Well, wouldn't have put it past my Mom to have cooked old tripe.

She mentioned (when I was pretty young) that one of the highlights of the time she spent in Singapore with her ex-hubbie who was a high ranking British Marine officer after WW2, was that they were served brains from a monkey who had just had the top of it's cut off and was poking through a ready made hole in the table.

Bet you've never done that, or . Oh dear, this thread is bringing-up long lost childhood traumas. Must go.
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