Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering The Elements Of Good Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering The Elements Of Good Cooking

Synopsis

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New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards

Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Vice Munchies, Elle.com, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, Publishers Weekly, and more.

A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters.

In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.

Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs.

Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need.

With a foreword by Michael Pollan.

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Chapters

  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 01 open
    Duration: 30s
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 02 dedication and quote
    Duration: 17s
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 03 intro
    Duration: 16min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 04 Salt
    Duration: 06min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 05 What Is Salt
    Duration: 02min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 06 Salt and Flavor
    Duration: 14min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 07 How Salt Works
    Duration: 19min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 08 Diffusion Calculus
    Duration: 01min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 09 Using Salt
    Duration: 22min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 10 Fat
    Duration: 05min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 11 What is Fat
    Duration: 04min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 12 Fat and Flavor
    Duration: 01min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 13 The Flavors of Fat
    Duration: 13min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 14 How Fat Works
    Duration: 40min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 15 Light
    Duration: 03min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 16 Using Fat
    Duration: 06min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 17 Acid
    Duration: 07min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 18 What is Acid
    Duration: 52s
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 19 Acid and Flavor
    Duration: 09min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 20 How Acid Works
    Duration: 11min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 21 Using Acid
    Duration: 17min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 22 Heat
    Duration: 06min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 23 What is Heat
    Duration: 03min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 24 How Heat Works
    Duration: 34min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 25 Using Heat
    Duration: 07min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 26 Cooking with Water
    Duration: 34min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 27 Cooking with Fat
    Duration: 11min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 28 Cooking with Air
    Duration: 32min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 29 What to Cook
    Duration: 04min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 30 Balance Layering and Restraint
    Duration: 05min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 31 Using Recipes
    Duration: 06min
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat 32 close
    Duration: 01min

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