Monica Franklin dines with her boyfriend, Chris Shaw, in Bergenfield, NJ, on April 20, 2021. Franklin found herself with both parosmia, a distortion in the senses of smell and taste, and phantosmia, or detecting phantom smells, two months after she had recovered from the coronavirus. (Melissa Bunni Elian/The New York Times)

Bizarre food smells haunt COVID survivors

The pandemic has put a spotlight on parosmia, one of several COVID-related problems associated with smell and taste