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A Food Critic Loses Her Sense of Smell

A Food Critic Loses Her Sense of Smell

Update: 2021-03-235
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For Tejal Rao, a restaurant critic for The Times, a sense of smell is crucial to what she does. After she contracted the coronavirus, it disappeared. It felt almost instant.

“If you’re not used to it, you don’t know what’s going on,” she said. “It’s almost like wearing a blindfold.”

We follow Tejal on her journey with home remedies and therapies to reclaim her sense. 

Guest: Tejal Rao, a California restaurant critic and columnist for The New York Times.

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A Food Critic Loses Her Sense of Smell

A Food Critic Loses Her Sense of Smell

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