When Senses Fail
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine and the restaurant he co-founded, Alinea, had just been deemed the Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma--tongue cancer. In Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat, he and his partner, Nick Kokonas, recount the story of their rise to the top and how they managed to work through Achatz's deadly diagnosis to once again take the food world by storm.