How to cook for someone who has lost most of their taste/smell

I've just started dating someone who I completely adore, and being a major foodie, I asked him what his favorite foods/dishes are. He apparently had most of his nasal cavity crush, so not only can he not smell, 90% of his taste is gone.

My question, is how do you cook for someone who loves food, but can barely taste anything? Are there recipes or tricks anyone can recommend to help make something for him that he can actually enjoy?

I'm just kinda baffled as to what to do on all of this. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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