Season To Taste

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 03/05/2012
ISBN: 9781846273841
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview From a young chef who suddenly lost her sense of smell, a fascinating personal exploration of this most nebulous of senses and the role it plays in how we eat, how we perceive the world, how we remember the past, and how we attract each other.
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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.

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