Taste: A Book of Small Bites

Columbia University Press | forthcoming 2022

Coming soon from the No Limits series at Columbia University Press!

Structured as a series of “small bites,” Taste considers the ways that we ingest the world, how we come to know ourselves and others through the daily act of tasting. With flavorful explorations of the sweet, the sour, the salty, the bitter, and umami, the book offers readers a series of interdisciplinary reflections on the sense of taste, often blending personal experience with analysis of poetry, fiction, the visual arts, as well as religious and philosophical texts. Taste is organized not so much as a linear dinner served in courses but as a meal consisting of meze, small plates of intensely flavored discourse.