Samin Nosrat (Persian: ثمین نصرت, /səˈmin ˈnʌsrɑːt/, born November 7, 1979) is an American chef, TV host, food writer and podcaster.]
She is the author of the James Beard Award–winning, New York Times Bestselling cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat and host of a Netflix docu-series of the same name. From 2017–2021, she was a food columnist for The New York Times Magazine. Nosrat is also the co-host of the podcast Home Cooking.
In 2000, as a sophomore in college, Nosrat ate dinner at Chez Panisse and immediately applied to work there as a busser. She eventually worked her way up to the restaurant kitchen, becoming a cook and working with Alice Waters, who described her as “America’s next great cooking teacher.”
After leaving Chez Panisse, Nosrat worked in Italy and then other Berkeley-area restaurants. She worked as a sous-chef and took catering jobs before starting to teach private cooking classes in 2007. She has said that she soon felt that a television show would be a more efficient way of teaching; however, it would be years before that would happen.
She later worked with Michael Pollan, and was included in his book and the 2016 Netflix documentary television series Cooked as “the chef who taught Michael Pollan how to cook”.
Samin Nosrat: The 100 Most Influential People of 2019
Years ago, Samin Nosrat taught me how to make fresh mozzarella bocconcini; I remember she was so encouraging, showing me how to carefully hand-form the little bocconcini in hot water. There is magic in the way Samin teaches. She wins you over immediately with an irresistible combination of warmth, honesty, deep understanding of cooking and that ebullient laugh of hers.
SALT FAT ACID HEAT
of the James Beard Award-winning New York Times Bestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She is an Eat columnist at The New York Times Magazine and the host and an executive producer of the Netflix original documentary series based on her book. She lives, cooks, gardens, and laughs in Berkeley, California.
Salt Fat Acid Heat | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
Salt Fat Acid Heat | Clip: Focaccia Recipe [HD] | Netflix
Master these four elements, master the kitchen. Based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling book, Salt Fat Acid Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of…
Brené with Samin Nosrat on Grief, Gratitude, and Connection
Listen to this episode from Unlocking Us with Brené Brown on Spotify. Get ready for a delicious conversation. I am talking to Samin Nosrat, author, cook, teacher, podcaster, and the force of nature behind the revolutionary cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and its Netflix documentary.
- Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat the cookbook
- Samin Nosrat’s podcast Home Cooking
- Samin Nosrat’s website