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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

480 pages, 2017

health & fitness

health & fitness

316 books
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is a revolutionary new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. From the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author of "Chez Panisse Cooking" comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking , an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary yet simple philosophy.
Understanding the Four Elements

In Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat explores the four basic elements of good cooking. She explains how understanding and mastering these elements can transform your cooking skills. It's not just about following recipes, it's about knowing why certain ingredients work together.

The Importance of Salt

Nosrat emphasizes the importance of salt in cooking. She explains how it enhances flavor and has the power to balance and bring out the best in other ingredients. You'll see how using the right amount of salt can make a huge difference in your dishes.

The Role of Fat

Fat is often seen as the enemy, but in Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, it's celebrated for its crucial role in cooking. Nosrat shows how fat adds flavor and texture to food, and how different fats can be used for different purposes. You'll find yourself rethinking your relationship with fat.

Acid and Heat: The Game Changers

Acid and heat may not be the first things you think of when cooking, but Nosrat explains their vital roles. Acid can brighten a dish and balance flavors, while heat, when used correctly, can transform ingredients. You'll learn to see these elements in a new light.

More Than Just a Cookbook

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is more than just a cookbook. It's a journey into the science and art of cooking. Through stories, illustrations, and easy-to-understand explanations, you'll not only learn to cook better, but also to appreciate the beauty and complexity of food.

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Samin Nosrat has managed to summarize the vast and complex world of cooking into four simple and universal elements. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to be a better cook.

Michael PollanMichael Pollan - Food Journalist

Samin Nosrat's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is an essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking. Her passion for food and teaching is apparent in every page.

Alice WatersAlice Waters - Chef, Restaurateur

With Nosrat's guidance, the principles of good cooking will become second nature to you. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is a beautifully illustrated and visionary new master class in cooking.

Yotam OttolenghiYotam Ottolenghi - Chef, Cookbook Author
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Ben Silbermann

authorMichael Pollan

Michael Pollan

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David Perell


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