What a Sense of Taste Means to a Chef

NPR posts an interesting and thought-provoking piece on Chef Grant Achatz, who heads up Alinea in Chicago and who is the recent recipent of the prestegious James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. Achatz was diagnosed with tongue cancer last year, and while he has undergone treatment to elminate the cancer, the treatment left an unwanted effect: the loss of his sense of taste. In this interview, Achatz explains how he decided on a treatment method, how his sense of taste is slowly returning, and what this means for him as a chef.

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