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

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By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
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With so many cookbooks to choose from, it's often difficult to find one that captures how to understand not only the steps to creating a meal, but why certain things combine well and others do not. Think of this cookbook as science meets art. Nosrat explains in depth why the four fundamentals - Sal, Fat, Acid, and Heat combine to make food enjoyable and flavorful. This would be an ideal cookbook for those just beginning to explore their culinary prowess.

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New York Times Bestseller

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 charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes--and dozens of variations--to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs.

Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you'll ever need.

With a foreword by Michael Pollan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476753836
ISBN-10: 1476753830
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English
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