'Salt Fat Acid Heat' Is the New Netflix Food Show You're Going to Love
It's equal parts delicious and unforgettable.
Looking for a travel/cooking show to get lost in? You're going to love this one. It's a new Netflix original documentary series entitled Salt Fat Acid Heat, and it's hosted by James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and chef Samin Nosrat.
The four-part series is based on Nosrat's best-selling cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, which was named the 2018 James Beard General Cookbook of the Year. The book is a masterclass in learning to cook and find joy in the process. In the show's trailer, Nosrat explains, "I've spent my entire life in pursuit of flavor. I've traveled the world to explore the things that define good cooking. No matter where I go, the same elements make food delicious. Salt, fat, acid, and heat—just four basic elements can make or break a dish."
Each episode of the show focuses on one of those four elements of cooking and leads Nosrat to a different destination. The first episode, "Fat," finds Nosrat in northern Italy exploring olive oil, pork fat, and cheese. (Check out a clip in which Nosrat makes Ligurian focaccia here.) Episode two, "Salt," takes place in Japan, where viewers learn about salt's many forms, including soy sauce, sea salt, and miso. The third episode journeys to Yucatán and focuses on acid in the form of sour oranges and salsa. The final episode, "Heat," brings Nosrat home to California where she explores heat through roasting—and makes crispy rice alongside her mom.
Watch the trailer:
The series is so much fun to watch. Throughout the show, Nosrat laughs (while encountering surprise spice), cries (while chopping onions), and explores delicious food across the globe. The best part? She has so much fun doing it. In the trailer, Nosrat reflects, "The more I travel and taste the different cuisines of the world, the more I realize that good cooking is universal." She reminds us, "Be thoughtful. Be curious. Good cooking is within reach for everyone."
If you're looking for a food/travel show that's full of joy—and mouth-watering food—tune in to Salt Fat Acid Heat as soon as possible. You can find it on Netflix now, and you can order Nosrat's cookbook at Amazon or on Indiebound.
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Will you tune in to Salt Fat Acid Heat this season? Let us know if you add it to your to-watch plans this month.