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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 moving personal story packed with surprising facts about the senses, Season to Taste brims with the scents of Molly’s world—cinnamon, cedarwood, fresh bagels, and lavender—lost and finally found. In Season to Taste, Molly describes an ineffable, but indispensable, layer of life.
Having lost my sense of taste and smell five months ago after a bad bout of bronchitis, I could totally relate and appreciate this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linn Carpenter
SEASON TO TASTE is good as a popular science book, but not as a memoir. Birnbaum is a florid writer who embellishes the not very interesting details of her personal life to the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A reader
This book doesn't seem to fit the definition of 'Memoir' in my opinion. It is an interesting subject, that not many talk about. The author is a good writer. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JanRDmom
This a window and an education of what it's like to lose your sense of smell. When you lose your smell you also loss your tasting ability, therefore your losing two of your senses... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lorie Prestyly
Too self-serving. I was looking for more of a guide on what can be done in this area. The book could have covered everything she had to say in half the number of pages.Published on August 6, 2013 by Arthur Baldwin
I can't begin to adequately express how much I enjoyed this book.
As the publicity info indicated, Molly Birnbaum, clearly a highly talented chef-in-the-making, lost her... Read more
Whoever said that this seemed more like a textbook than an autobiography has a viewpoint that I agree with. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Katherine
In my much younger days I was in a flat with a nurse. She was a terrific person, great flatmate, lots of fun. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by Kiwiflora
The book explores the different ways in which we use our olfatory sense. It had a somehow weak emotional component but I found the information quite interesting.Published on April 18, 2012 by SSSCCMM