About this book
Birnbaum explains how, as a young chef, she lost her sense of smell, and with it her ability to taste, her desire to cook and her dreams of working in a restaurant. She explores the science behind olfaction, pheromones, meets leading experts, visits a pioneering flavour laboratory, and enrols in a perfume school in an effort to understand and overcome her condition. It will be backed by a publicity campaign, including serial, feature coverage and widespread reviews.
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.