The nose and tongue, though aligned and working in concert are neurologically autonomous. The taste buds of the tonque are mediated by the 7th, 9th and 10th cranial nerves and the olfactory plate of the nose by the 1st cranial nerve. Therefore what an object smells like is somewhat different than how it tastes. The professional cheese and wine tasters know this, but they may not know why. Bad Breath Soup is a misnomer. It should have always been called Strong Breath Soup. That is a more apt name because it smells like cabbage and onion, both hearty and pungent vegetables that emit a superb scent. The quality of the delicate taste however is a blend of all the ingredients ; the sensations conducted by an orchestra of autonomous cranial nerves but in harmony with one another,
Bad Breath was preferred over Strong Breath because they named it and it stuck. Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren now live apart from us but when they come back from time to time, and we eat this soup and say Grace, it is pertinent to remind them, that Bad Breath is better than no breath at all.