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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

  • Premiered: 
    October 11, 2018
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: How-to
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2017 book (Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking) by Samin Nosrat 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: food, cooking, travel

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on Samin Nosrat's literary cookbook of the same name, SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT is a four-part series that follows Samin, as she travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of Japan, the heat of the Yucatan, 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 everyone can easily incorporate those elements into every dish. Originally scheduled to debut on Friday, October 19, 2018, Netflix released the four-episode series one week earlier -- on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT:

"Fat": In northern Italy, Samin savors the magical properties of olive oil, pork fat and cheese as she visits farms and helps prepare local specialties.

"Salt": From sea salt to soy sauce to miso: A trip to Japan reveals the many forms salt can take -- and the profound effects it can have on food.

"Acid": To illustrate the transformative power of acids, Samin visits Yucatan, where sour oranges, salsas and Mayan honey add new dimensions to every dish.

"Heat": Back home in California, Samin uses heat to unlock rich colors and flavors as she roasts meat and veggies, then makes crispy rice with her mom.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Jigsaw Productions