A Visit with Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Author Samin Nosrat

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Upper Arlington High School auditorium
1650 Ridgeview Road
Columbus, OH

The Upper Arlington Library’s 2019 Author Series, in partnership with the Upper Arlington Community Foundation and Gramercy Books, presents an exclusive visit with chef and writer Samin Nosrat, author of the New York Timesbestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, a visionary book that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements. Nosrat has been declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR.
Tickets range in price from $10 to $35 and may be purchased by credit card through the Upper Arlington Public Library’s website. Those wishing to purchase by cash or check may do so at the Main Library's Adult Services desk (2800 Tremont Road). Books will be available for purchase and signing before and following Ms. Nosrat’s presentation. Gramercy Books will donate 30% of the profit of books sold to the Ann Royce Moore Fund, established in 2012 and dedicated to promoting and supporting author visits to Upper Arlington.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPRBuzzFeedThe AtlanticThe Washington PostChicago TribuneSan Francisco ChronicleNewsdayThe Seattle TimesPublishers Weekly, and more. In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook EverythingSalt, Fat, Acid, Heat, is 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 any cook’s compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook one ever needs. 

Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. She is an Eat columnist at The New York Times Magazineand the host and an executive producer of the Netflix original documentary series based on her book. She’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. She lives, cooks, surfs, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.
Tickets range in price from $10 to $35 and may be purchased by credit card through the Upper Arlington Public Library’s website. Those wishing to purchase by cash or check may do so at the Main Library's Adult Services desk (2800 Tremont Road). Books will be available for purchase and signing before and following Ms. Nosrat’s presentation. Gramercy Books will donate 30% of the profit of books sold to the Ann Royce Moore Fund, established in 2012 and dedicated to promoting and supporting author visits to Upper Arlington.