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School cafeteria olfactory memories

My office room mate is eating some sort of warmed up turkey dinner microwave thing and somehow the smell reminds me of my school lunchroom back in the day ("Sweet ambrosia to my olfactories"-The Tick, anyone?).
Some of the food was good (homemade rolls), some was bad (weird shepherds pie, that we called "shepherds pile"), some was goodish eventhough it was bad for you (cheesey greasey rectangles of "pizza") and there were a lot of fruit cups, bouncey pancakes and peanut butter.
What smells bring you back to the lunchroom? What was the food like?

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