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Grant Achatz

Alinea honcho—and tongue cancer survivor—Grant Achatz pens a chilling account of the moment he realized he lost his sense of taste during radiation therapy: "I had no idea how to react, other than to try to mask it to the kitchen staff, at least for the time being ... Dave looked at me and knew the truth. He had seen it in my eyes. I could not taste, and he knew it." [The Atlantic]

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