Books Mat Edelson Books by Mat Edelson Mat Edelson has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Mat Edelson Scott Peterson/One Bite at a Time/Celestial Arts Shots - Health News Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help April 7, 2014 Patients undergoing chemotherapy need to eat to stay strong. But the drugs can cause nausea and damage taste buds. New flavors and spices can help a lot, a chef says. Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help Listen · 4:15 4:15 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/295800503/300118622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Some of the author's favorite foods, like yogurt, just didn't taste good during chemo. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com The Salt 4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo January 17, 2013 Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the taste buds, which can be a real challenge for anyone who loves food. But there are a few things you can do to maximize your food enjoyment while in cancer treatment.