Season to Taste

How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way

By Molly Birnbaum
(Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780061915321, 320pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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When a head injury obliterated twenty-two-year-old Molly Birnbaums sense of smell, it destroyed her dream of becoming a chef. Determined to reawaken her nose, she bravely sets off on a quest to rediscover the scented world. On the way, she seeks out everyone from former poet laureate Robert Pinsky to neuroscientist Oliver Sacks. A moving personal story packed with surprising facts about the senses, Season to Taste brims with the scents of Mollys worldcinnamon, cedarwood, fresh bagels, and lavenderlost and finally found. In Season to Taste, Molly describes an ineffable, but indispensable, layer of life.




About the Author
Molly Birnbaum is the recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in Arts and Culture from Columbia Journalism School. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, and ARTnews magazine, and she writes the popular food blog My Madeline.
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