Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a TV show on Netflix hosted by American chef, author and columnist Samin Nosrat, will change your attitude to food. After watching it you will be overwhelmed by the need to leap off your couch … and get cooking. It’s that inspirational. (Don’t miss recipes below)
I love salt. I love sweet/salty combinations, salt sprinkled over fruit, in food naturally, and pops of flavour from flakes of smokey salt, or coarsely-ground Himalayan salt, sprinkled over food after cooking. And who can resist biltong. That true ode to salt. Salt makes just everything taste better. Salt makes the world go round.
And I’m not alone in my passion.
This is what Chef Samin Nosrat, dark-eyed-and-haired, embullient in personality and generous of spirit, says about salt: “Salt enhances flavour, and it has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. Though salt also affects texture and helps modify other flavors, nearly every decision you’ll make about salt will involve amplifying and deepening flavor. Add it in the right amount, at the right time, in the right form, and your food will be delicious.”
Who could have said it better.