• A Complete Guide to Netflix's ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat'

    1 month ago - By Eater

    Everything you need to know about the new docuseries starring chef and author Samin Nosrat By fusing together elements of travel shows, cooking programs, and documentary films, chef/author Samin Nosrat and director Caroline Suh have created a new style of food TV with Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Season 1 of this exciting new series is now streaming on Netflix.
    Each episode of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat explores one of the four elements of good cooking that Nosrat outlined in the game-changing, James Beard Award-winning book of the same name. To develop a greater understanding of the kitchen...
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  • ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Nosrat Samples the Bounty of Olive Oil and Parmesan in Italy

    ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Nosrat Samples the Bounty of Olive Oil and Parmesan in Italy

    1 month ago - By Eater

    The “fat” episode showcases the work of butchers, cheesemakers, and other food artisans across Italy In the premiere episode of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat , chef and author Samin Nosrat 's just-released Netflix series based on her book of the same name, Nosrat tackles fat, which adds both flavor and texture to a dish. She travels to Italy, a place where she lived early in her culinary career, and where locals “are masters at using fat to make their food absolutely, fantastically, almost impossibly delicious.”
    What does Samin learn about fat in this episode?
    Nosrat takes a crash course in extra...
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  • ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Explores the Wide World of Salt in Japan

    ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Explores the Wide World of Salt in Japan

    1 month ago - By Eater

    Netflix's culinary documentary series heads to small island communities in Japan where some of the world's finest salts are harvested The second episode of chef and cookbook author Samin Nosrat 's new Netflix series, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - which is adapted from her James Beard Award-winning book of the same name - focuses on salt. Nosrat travels to Japan to gain some knowledge on the element that she says “enhances flavor, and even makes food taste more like itself.”
    Throughout the episode, Nosrat prepares short ribs in her home kitchen. She salts the beef immediately and returns it to...
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  • ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Heads to Mexico for a Study in Citrus

    ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Samin Heads to Mexico for a Study in Citrus

    1 month ago - By Eater

    The chef and author visits the Yucatán region to explore all the ways that acid can be used to improve food In the third episode of Samin Nosrat 's new Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat , the chef and author heads down to the Yucatán region of Mexico to learn about how to harness the power of acid. Early in the episode, Nosrat notes that acid “does the absolutely necessary job of balancing flavors, which makes it indispensable to cooking delicious food.” This installment of the show features some lovely footage of outdoor markets in Mérida, as well as a step-by-step guide to making one...
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  • ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Nosrat Summons Superior Flavors Using the Power of Fire

    ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Recap: Nosrat Summons Superior Flavors Using the Power of Fire

    1 month ago - By Eater

    The final episode of Season 1 offers techniques for roasting, grilling, and frying The final episode of Netflix's culinary docuseries Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat explores how different types of heat impact flavor and texture. After heading to Italy for a lesson in cooing with fat, Japan for a crash-course in salt, and Mexico for a tutorial in using acid in the kitchen, chef/author Samin Nosrat returns to her adopted hometown of Berkeley, California to examine how heat changes the texture and flavor of ingredients. The episode notably includes a lesson in live fire cooking filmed at Chez Panisse...
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