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Nose Dive Reviews

Nose Dive by Harold Mcgee

Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells

Harold Mcgee

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1 review

Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication date: 31 Dec 2018
ISBN: 9780340963227

An authoritative guide to taste and our senses from world-renowned foodwriter, Harold McGee.

4 stars out of 5
12 Dec 2020

"Unpleasant smells can actually enhance pleasure"

The last 100 pages of this book containa smaller one on the smells of wine and food, cooked, cured and fermented. Foodies and wine buffs have not been scanted. The often amusing text includes explanations of why iron-tasting red wines do not flatter fish, and intriguing, sinister anecdotal details about ‘chimney-sweep disease’ being cancer of the scrotum, and the dangers of everyday cooking with a wok — the high incidence of lung cancer in Chinese women. 

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