Chef Samin Nosrat wants to inspire home chefs to get cooking

“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” author and chef Samin Nosrat is trying to change the food TV show format by appealing directly to home cooks.

Based of her James Beard Award-winning cookbook of the same title, Nosrat stars in the new Netflix show “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.” The chef and the series’ director, Caroline Suh, joined “Salon Talks” discuss how the show prides itself on making the basics of home cooking easy and interesting.

“For me, I am very much a champion of home cooking and home cooks. There are so many food shows, really beautiful ones, that exist to elevate professional cooking and professional chefs. But there aren't that many that really celebrate home cooking, or are for home cooks especially,” Nosrat told SalonTV.

Netflix’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” travels around the world for each respective topic (salt, fat, acid and heat). Nosrat emphasizes that the show is unique in highlighting the importance of women in the food world. Considering that most travel cooking shows are led by men, it’s a refreshing take. Making sure women were involved in-front of and behind the camera was intentional, Nosrat said. Overall, Nosrat wants “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” to inspire people to cook and most of all, believe that they can do it at home.

Watch the video above to learn more about the Netflix show “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” and watch the full interview to hear more on Nosrat’s culinary journey around the world.

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