Photo by Dor Kedmi. llustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

“Anyone can cook anything and make it delicious,” promises writer and chef Samin Nosrat in this acclaimed book, which bridges the gap between cookbook, illustrated guide, and educational manual. All a cook needs, according to Nosrat, is an understanding of four crucial elements of cooking, salt, fat, acid, and heat. With the help of line and watercolor illustrations by Wendy Macnaughton, Nosrat breaks down each of these elements and teaches readers how they work in the kitchen. There are also recipes for dishes like silky sweet corn soup, Persian herb and cucumber yogurt, and fresh ginger and molasses cake, but to buy this book just for the recipes, would be to miss the point.

Book details

  • author
  • Samin Nosrat
  • publisher
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Year published
  • 2017
  • Pages
  • 480
Photo by Zohar Ron, Styling by Amit Farber

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