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A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared âAmericaâs next great cooking teacherâ by Alice Waters.
In the tradition ofÂ The Joy of CookingÂ andÂ How to Cook EverythingÂ comesÂ 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 elementsâSalt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of foodâand anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking,Â Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatÂ 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 Saminâs own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef,Â Salt, Fat Acid, HeatÂ 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 recipesâand dozens of variationsâto 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,Â Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatÂ will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook youâll ever need.
With a foreword by Michael Pollan.