Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

  • by Samin Nosrat
  • Narrated by Samin Nosrat
  • 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Samin Nosrat reads "The Four Elements of Good Cooking", part one of her New York Times best seller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
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 a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great insights : But Please include the recipes!!

The stories of how great meals unfold are presented both informatively and humbly by Samin Nosrat. I have read many stories from various chef's and few ever delve into the science of good meals, let alone try to teach it. The 100 pages of recipes in the book are omitted from the pdf and that's a real shame. that's the only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars.

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- Daniel

I no longer have an excuse

Numerous lessons about flavor and how to successfully use the simple ingredients we use daily while cooking. I'd certainly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys cooking or eating food....

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-22-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio