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Book Review - Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering The Elements of Good Cooking

Shelley Sheppard is crazy about books.  Crazy.

Whether on her Kindle or proper paper she just gobbles them up.  Its impressive.  

So when I observed her most recent reading endeavour has her in a full tizzy I had to look a little closer.

Turns out she is reading a book called Salt Fat Acid Heat. It is written by Samin Nosrat and illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.

"Learn to cook delicious meals with any ingredient, anywhere, at any time - Even without a recipe."

We can all cook right? (ok some better than others)

I know I've become a much better cook when I started taking my nutrition more seriously 14 years ago.  Shelley has elevated her cooking game into the stratosphere over the past 5 years.  

Here is a quote from the book:  "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."

And here is a quote from Shelley!:

"Such a gorgeous and inspiring book! I love that it is so different from every other cookbook I have ever read.  This book I am really taking the time to slow down and read." 

Clearly I will be the benefactor of her reading this book.  Looking forward to it.  :-)

You can follow the book and movement on Instagram at #saltfatacidheat.

The book's website is here.

For those of you non readers the book is being made into a NetFlix series and will be released in October.  

Give it a try!  Please let us know what you think.  :-)


Bon Appetit!