I was born in Boston, raised in its outskirts, and attended Brown University, where I studied the History of Art and Architecture but fell in love with cooking and food. My plan to become a chef was stymied, however, when I was hit by a car while jogging in the summer of 2005. As a result of the accident, I lost my sense of smell. No longer able to detect flavor in food, I moved to New York City and began to write. My first book, "Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way," a personal inquiry into the science and psychology of the sense of smell, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins and shortlisted for an IACP award in Literary Food Writing in 2011. I've worked as Managing Editor of Modern Farmer magazine and am the project editor of the New York Times best-selling Cook's Illustrated cookbook "The Science of Good Cooking" (October, 2012), as well as the forthcoming Cook's Illustrated cookbook "Cook's Science" (October, 2016). My writing has appeared in the New York Times, ARTnews magazine, NPR's Cognoscenti, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Atlas Obscura, among others. Today, I live in Rhode Island, work as the Executive Editor of Cook's Science at America's Test Kitchen, and can smell just about everything again. (Photo by Andrew Janjigian.)