Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
By (author) Samin Nosrat; Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton; Introduction by Michael Pollan
While cooking at Chez Panisse at the start of her career, Samin Nosrat noticed that amid the chaos of the kitchen there were four key principles that her fellow chefs would always fall back on to make their food better: Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat. By mastering these four variables, Samin found the confidence to trust her instincts in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients. And with her simple but revolutionary method, she has taught masterclasses to give both professionals and amateurs the skills to cook instinctively. Whether you want to balance your vinaigrette, perfectly caramelise your roasted vegetables or braise meltingly tender stews, Samin’s canon of 100 essential recipes and their dozens of variations will teach you how.
Reviews of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
This beautiful, approachable book captures how it should feel to cook: full of exploration, spontaneity and joy. — ALICE WATERS In the culinary industry, the teacher and writer Samin Nosrat is a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients * New York Times *
Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. She’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and the Guardian. Samin lives in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book. www.ciaosamin.com @CiaoSamin Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times-bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist whose books include Meanwhile in San Francisco (Chronicle) and Knives & Ink (Bloomsbury). She lives in San Francisco with her partner, several four-legged animals, and a well-used kitchen, thanks to Samin. www.wendymacnaughton.com @wendymac