Season to Taste : How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way, Paperback

Season to Taste : How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way Paperback



When an accident obliterated Molly Birnbaum's sense of smell, it also destroyed her dream of becoming a chef, and sent her instead upon a brave and uncertain mission to reawaken her nose.

Writing with emotional honesty, intellectual curiosity, and a foodie's feel for descriptive precision, she explores the science of olfaction and pheromones, ponders Proust's madeleine and her own scent memory, and quizzes psychologists, perfumiers, and ice-cream inventors, all in an effort to overcome her condition.

From cinnamon and cedarwood to bacon and her boyfriend's shirt, we follow Molly as she gradually rediscovers the scented world and captures in apt, piquant words the rich layer of life that tends to be wordless.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781846273841



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