Covid 19- Scent and Taste Loss

Covid savaged me last year. It started by rendering my food tour business defunct, stripping me of a passion project that had started to thrive. Then, like many others living alone in London, it jailed me into a depressive, solitary lockdown. When it felt as if life finally had me on my knees — I caught Covid. And lost my sense of taste and smell.

Losing your scent is life-changing, but few people can understand the dire consequences unless they suffer it themselves. It is like listening to your favourite song with the volume turned right down. …

Suriya Bala

I am a food + wine writer. WSET qualified, I’m passionate about sharing wine knowledge- without the bullshit. A greedy musician with wanderlust.

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