From Jessica's list on learning something new about cooking.
I’ll admit I first picked up this book because it was adorable, with its cartoonish drawings. But after trying out a couple of recipes, I was hooked. The book’s title references the building blocks of any successful dish, and the theme throughout elaborates on these principles so that you’ll become a better cook with every section you read or recipe you prepare. The recipes don’t even begin til halfway through the book: The first part devotes a section each to the titular elements with instruction told through the filter of Nosrat’s life stories and experience—a treat for anyone who loves to sit with a cookbook and read it cover to cover. Then come the recipes, and these have a decidedly exotic twist thanks to Nosrat’s Iranian background and adventurous spirit. I haven’t prepared anything from this book that isn’t a flavor bomb, even something as simple as Persian-ish Rice or…
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Why should I read it?
5 authors picked Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Now a major Netflix documentary
A Sunday Times Food Book of the Year and a New York Times bestseller
Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Best Debut Food Book 2018
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…
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