Salt Fat Acid Heat: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Salt Fat Acid Heat

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Salt Fat Acid Heat distinguishes itself from other cooking programs with Samin Nosrat's approachable and educational teaching style, celebrating the essential ingredients of a good meal with an international perspective.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 35

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 11, 2018

Samin tucks into olive oil, pork fat, and cheese while visiting farms and cooking local delicacies in northern Italy.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2018

In Japan, salt can take many forms including sea salt, miso, and soy sauce, as well as significantly affect the taste of food.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2018

Samin heads to Yucatán to sample sour oranges, salsas, and Mayan honey and learn how their acids transform the flavor profiles of certain dishes.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2018

Samin returns to California to roast meats, vegetables, and make crispy rice with her mom's help to explore how heat alters the flavors and colors of certain foods.

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Tv Season Info

Based on Samin Nosrat's best-selling, James Beard Award-winning book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking. Directed by Caroline Suh, each episode of this four-part series joins our spirited guide Samin as she travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of Japan, the heat of the Yucatán and back to Berkeley's Chez Panisse -- where she started her culinary career -- to demystify and explore the central principles of what makes food delicious and how each of us can easily incorporate those elements into every dish.

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Critic Reviews for Salt Fat Acid Heat Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Instead of being overawed by the technical brilliance that goes into great cooking, you are left marvelling at its simplicity.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Though it's not a political show, this is SFAH's most political act: exploring and learning about food as tradition and identity in a way that's celebratory and appreciative without being presumptuous or didactic.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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If her travels arouse a sense of jealousy in you, it's never stronger than your admiration. You want to be Nosrat's friend, and not just for a seat at her evening feasts.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Directed by Caroline Suh, the series weaves between gorgeous shots of dishes and vistas and practical lessons, bringing the best of both worlds together in a way that makes you wonder why it took so long.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

What makes Salt Fat Acid Heat feel so gently revelatory is its nonchalant, cheerful integration of its highbrow visual flourishes and remote global flavors with quotidian rules of thumb for everyday cooks.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

From taste to texture, [Samin Nosrat] makes viewers feel capable of applying her knowledge and advice to their at-home cooking.

Jan 28, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Nosrat announces herself as an enthusiastic, democratic avatar of home cooks everywhere.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Global-minded food show concentrates on the basics.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a beautiful series not just about food, but about culture and experience and tradition with a very heavy and notable focus on women and people of color throughout the world.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Nosrat's goal, as simple as it sounds, isn't to show you how to win the day. It's to provide universal equipment for living-to help excavate the core knowledge of flavors that all grandmas seem to intuit naturally.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not saying Sat Fat Acid Heat isn't worth your time. It might be. But sometimes a program...has all the elements you can quantify and there is still something that eludes you, some flash of unexpected revelation that takes it from good to great.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Many of us find watching other people cook on TV to be an important form of self-care. Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nosrat's new Netflix original, delivers on that promise.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Salt Fat Acid Heat: Season 1

  • Sep 06, 2019
    More educational than any cooking show that I've ever had the pleasure to watch. Her story is amazing ... started out as a poetry major and brought all of that wonderful aesthetic into distilling the 4 essential, universal truth of great cooking. Watch this. You will never cook food the same.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Samin Nosrat spends more time trying to show her guests what she knows than actually trying to learn from them. Her Italian is so bad her guests frequently become frustrated and revert to speaking English to avoid it. I'm sure she got to where she is by being good at what she does, but in this situation I just don't see it.
  • Jun 20, 2019
    An excellent look at cooking, flavor and culture.
  • Mar 29, 2019
    Samin Nosrat's brilliant series has changed the way I cook, look at food and think about how to share food with others. It is a triumphant yet humble examination of the best parts of humanity and our connection to food.
  • Mar 23, 2019
    Good content, horrible camera work. Framing is very tight with shallow DOF made worse by focus on the wrong thing. Making bread? Let's focus on the baking tray instead of the dough! Making pesto? Let's focus on the mortar instead of the basil. Did I mention the camera is inches away from being shoved in the food and people's faces? Guys come on, this isn't artistic, this is annoying. Samin is great to watch and listen to. Clearly she knows her stuff and comes across as approachable but as someone else mentioned, she speaks over the guests that have been invited. Gets a little annoying. I think the Director and the camera guys were inexperienced. :\
  • Feb 19, 2019
    Couldn't deal with Samin Nosrat. Tries way too hard. A little too much forced enthusiam for my taste. Nothing beats Chef's table so far, although I did like Cooked. This goes in the trash can with Ugly Delicious.
  • Feb 08, 2019
    Hurry up with Season 2, my whole family and some friends come round to watch your show, chat and make dinner together. What a very informative and helpful way to understanding cooking in the kitchen. Season 1 was bloody brilliant, with the way you came across cooking. It wasn’t like watching a cooking show, it was more like you showing us how to use food, how to season and how to cook it. You have transformed the way we look at cooking in the kitchen and inspired us in a way, to cook tastier food. Basically, you gave us guidelines, and we create the recipes. Thank you so much. We have just watched season 1 for the third time......
  • Dec 18, 2018
    My husband an I just loved watching this and our only regret is that there were only4 episodes. I hope they do more with this informative and engaging documentary.
  • Nov 10, 2018
    Just watched the first episode and loved it. Samin's personality and joy when trying new things and cooking really comes across.on the show. I love the faces she makes when she has just put something delicious in her mouth.
  • Oct 14, 2018
    Samin Nosrat has a tendency to speak over the people she's invited to the show....rarely giving them time to include their perspective...seemingly a very "look what I know" approach...which contradicts the motivation to learn these traditional methods from the people who know them best. Had a very hard time getting past that.

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