Season To Taste: How I Lost My Sense Of Smell And Found My Way

Paperback | May 29, 2012

byMolly Birnbaum

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“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.

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“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 PoserSeason to Taste is an aspir...

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When a head injury obliterated twenty-two-year-old Molly Birnbaum’s 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 mov...

Molly Birnbaum is the recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in Arts and Culture from Columbia Journalism School. Her work has appeared in theNew York Times,O, The Oprah Magazine, andARTnewsmagazine, and she writes the popular food blog My Madeline.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061915327

ISBN - 13:9780061915321

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“Molly Birnbaum’s fascinating journey, told with charm and compassion, is ultimately a story of triumph. A book for food lovers, sensualists, and all of us in search of our true heart’s desire.”