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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Hardcover – 27 Sep 2017

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (29 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781782112303
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782112303
  • ASIN: 1782112308
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 4 x 24 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Quite simply an essential book ... a masterpiece -- NIGELLA LAWSON I have become slightly obsessed ... revolutionary in its simplicity -- YOTAM OTTOLENGHI This beautiful, approachable book captures how it should feel to cook: full of exploration, spontaneity and joy -- ALICE WATERS An exhaustively researched treatise on the four pillars of successful cooking. If you can train yourself to recognize the proper balance between salt, fat and acid, then apply the right kind of heat, you'll churn out simple, sophisticated fare in the spirit of Berkeley's Chez Panisse, where Nosrat started out * * New York Times * * Funny and beautifully illustrated, this book will change the way you cook * * BBC Good Food * * A must for anyone wanting to be a better cook. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat teaches the fundamentals of cooking and dives into the four elements that make food taste great. So do yourself a favour and buy this book. I promise you won't regret it -- APRIL BLOOMFIELD The book set to shape significantly what we eat in the future . . . also, her accompanying Netflix documentary series is wonderful * * Daily Mail * * In her liberating and indispensable guide to the whole subject of cooking, Samin Nosrat explains with humour and concision how all great cookery boils down to the four elements of the title * * The Week * * Superb . . . Samin Nosrat charmingly [breaks] cooking down into its most basic elements * * Times Literary Supplement * * A must-read for both aspiring and experienced chefs and foodies alike * * Sports Illustrated * * A guide to handling the essential elements you need to master to be an excellent cook . . . Expect to learn something * * Universe * * Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat has made me situate cooking high-quality meals for myself as an act of radical self-care back into my life -- Melissa Laveaux * * Clash Magazine * * Samin delves into the science of cooking in an easily digestible way and suddenly makes sense of the instructions you've been blindly following in the kitchen your entire life . . . Just about everything you could want to know about cooking is in this book * * Cate in the Kitchen * *

About the Author

Samin Nosrat is a writer, chef and teacher. She learned to cook with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse after studying journalism at UC Berkeley. Inspired by her many teachers, Samin runs a series of hands-on cooking classes in the Bay Area. She is widely credited as the person who taught Michael Pollan how to cook and features in his book and TV series Cooked. Samin lives in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book. www.saminnosrat.com Wendy Macnaughton is an illustrator and graphic journalist. She illustrated the New York Times bestseller The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert and Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology. She lives in San Francisco. www.wendymacnaughton.com

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