Molly Birnbaum, creator of the blog My Madeleine, always dreamed of being a cook. Even if it meant starting at the bottom as a dishwasher, she was determined to see her plan through. But when a car accident left Birnbaum badly injured, she was soon faced with a new challenge—the loss of her sense of smell. Gone were the aromas of freshly baked bread, garlic, roses, even her boyfriend’s familiar scent. Birnbaum chronicles it all in her savory memoir, Season to Taste, charting her path back to the kitchen, where she determined to find out how and why smell works—and how she could get hers back.