Season to Taste : How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My WayBook - 2011
A budding chef who was robbed of her sense of smell after a car accident chronicles her quest, from a New Jersey flavor lab to a French perfume school, to understand and overcome her condition and rediscover the joy of smell.
“A rich, engrossing, and deeply intelligent story….This is a book I won’t soon forget.”
—Molly Wizenberg, bestselling author of A Homemade Life
“Fresh, smart, and consistently surprising. If this beautifully written book were a smell, it would be a crisp green apple.”
—Claire Dederer, bestselling author of Poser
Season to Taste is an aspiring chef’s moving account of finding her way—in the kitchen and beyond—after a tragic accident destroys her sense of smell. Molly Birnbaum’s remarkable story—written with the good cheer and great charm of popular food writers Laurie Colwin and Ruth Reichl—is destined to stand alongside Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia as a classic tale of a cooking life. Season to Taste is sad, funny, joyous, and inspiring.
Combining expert advice and science, the author, robbed of her sense of smell after a debilitating car accident, chronicles her epic quest, from a pioneering New Jersey flavor lab to perfume school in the South of France, to understand and overcome her condition and rediscover the joy of smell. 20,000 first printing.