Salt Fat Acid Heat: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Oct 11, 2018
Air date: Oct 11, 2018
Air date: Oct 11, 2018
Air date: Oct 11, 2018

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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 (10) | Top Critics (3)

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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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…

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…

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…

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is blessedly free of pretension or manipulation. It's a lovely, easygoing and down-to-earth series.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Salt Fat Acid Heat: Season 1

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.

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. :\

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.

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......

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.

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.

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.

Art and poetry come in many forms, some edible and some on Netflix. This four-part series blends cooking techniques, travel around the globe, history, multiple languages, and humanity in a beautiful menu that leaves me delightfully full and eager for my next meal.

Very wonderful documentary loved every episode, wish it was longer . The young lady is wonderful, charming and funny I can sense her appreciation and love for food in every episode. Good job Netflix

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