Samin Nosrat

Salt Fat Acid Heat

$14

The stack of cookbooks gathering dust on the counter indicates that they’re more food porn-turned-coffee-table-read than actually useful come dinnertime. Samin Nosrat’s photography-free, anti-recipe cookbook “Salt Fat Acid Heat” is a guide to really understanding the science of cooking—like how to use salt better (the right amount, the right time, the right form), or just how balancing a couple drops of vinegar can be to soup. Offering less instruction and more intuition, the illustrated manual might be the final addition ever to your cookbook collection.

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