I just heard your interview on DNTO, and loved it. The sense of smell is so important. I have allergies and so my nose is often "off" and it is such an unexpected and deep pleasure when a scent makes it through. My father lost his sense of smell in the army, serving by driving diesel trucks in the 50's. His never came back at all though.Thank you for sharing your journey, I look forward to reading your posts.Take care,Becky
I've just found your book on amazon and it brought tears to my eyes. I used to go to bed every night and read cook books too... and still do but 2 years ago suffered a head injury and lost my sense of smell. I refused to give up my passion for cooking and with steely determination decided to teach myself how to make one of the most technically difficult French pastries - macarons. I had so many failures that my husband kindly suggested that maybe it was time to give up. But with steely determination I did it! I've started blogging about my macaron journey and I'm happy because I'm being creative but more importantly I'm distracted. I don't talk about what's happened on my blog though as it's too painful. I now can't wait to order your book to try and understand more. I don't know if I'll get my smell back but it doesn't stop me from trying to smell and visualize scents. I made a violet macarons a few weeks ago and for a split second thought that I could taste it but then it was gone. I think sometimes I can smell freshly cut grass too but it is rare and I can't smell much else. Anyway, I look forward to reading your book:)
Jess, :)Becky, thanks for stopping by. It's great to meet people who understand the power of smell!LadyMacaron, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of smell. It sounds like you're putting up a good fight. I'll be sure to follow your progress on your blog!
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