Learning to cook is a struggle that we all go through in life. It isn’t an easy one and there is a whole lot to learn. Netflix’s new “SALT FAT ACID HEAT” follows Samin Nosrat through her adventures eating food across the world and cooking. The approachable chef delves into what we love about food and how to accomplish it in your own home kitchen.
We all have a thing or two to learn from chefs across the world when it comes to enhancing our own cooking skills and pleasing our dinner guests. When you’re fumbling through your pantry trying to figure out what in the world your dish needs, take a step back and think : salt, fat acid, and heat.
We follow Samin as she travels from destination to destination teaching the delicate art of balancing flavors and ingredients. She has discovered through her years of cooking the key to a fantastic meal: salt, fat, acid, and heat. These four components will help you create a delicious dish that is a crowd pleaser.
Throughout the Netflix series, she takes us to Japan, Italy, Mexico, and Berkely and introduces us to a variety of experts. We guarantee that you will want to try some of the delicious and simple recipes that she makes throughout the show. Whether you are attempting the crispy, salty Ligurian Focaccia for your next Italian meal or Soy-Braised Short Ribs, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you begin incorporating these four elements into your dishes.
We personally are fans of the show because you’re able to meet chefs and food experts from across the world and see how they have been butchering meat, processing cheese, and harvesting salt and olives for hundreds of years. These ingredients are carefully cultivated and selected to bring about the best flavors and textures in the food they are prepared in. It’s a taste of history and a great place to learn some interesting facts from various cultures.
Samin Nosrat “is a cook, teacher, and author of the James Beard Award-winning New York Times Bestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She is an Eat columnist at The New York Times Magazine and the host and executive producer of the Netflix original documentary series based on her book. She lives, cooks, gardens, and laughs in Berkeley, California.” It is easy to relate with Samin; she seems to genuinely love food and the culture and history that comes with the ingredients she works with.
Put on Samin’s show when you’re winding down for the night and discover a new way to look at the ingredients you are using.