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There are a number of cooking shows available on Netflix at the moment; everything from creating junk food to cooking for a healthier lifestyle (my personal favourite being Nailed It). So, cue the eye-rolls when another cooking show popped up on my “Suggested” list, but Salt Fat Acid Heat offered something different altogether.

Meet Our Host

The ever-beaming and super competent Samin Nosrat, an Iranian-American chef and food writer, is the host. The series, which is based on her new cookbook with the same name, works on the premise that everyone can create a dish with just four basic elements namely salt, fat, acid and heat.


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Global Escapade

This four-part docu-series takes us on a global escapade to investigate each of the four elements. In the first episode, Fat, we are introduced to the traditions and culinary ways of Northern Italy. The second episode, Salt, absolutely thrilled me with the Japanese inclusion of the element in preparing soy sauce and miso. Acid, the third instalment of the series has us exploring Yucatán, Mexico, and the final episode, Heat, takes us back to Samin’s Californian home to finish off the series with some familial warmth.

Why You Should Give it a Go

This show is less about the step-by-step method to preparing a meal, and deals more with the cultural involvement and absolute passion that has people creating the most mouth-watering dishes. The entire series is beautifully shot, featuring some of the most amazing cinematography and seriously stunning scenery.

We also get to hear some noteworthy languages and dialects, experience how different cultures view food and see some fascinating ways in which ingredients are farmed, developed and utilised around the world. Don’t get me wrong though, there is some seriously tasty cooking involved as well!

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What do you think? Will you give Salt Fat Acid Heat a watch? Let us know in the comments below.


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