Saturday, March 2, 2019

Samin Nosrat's ten desert island books

Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called “a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by The New York Times, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. She lives, cooks, surfs, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.

A documentary series based on Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is now streaming on Netflix.

One of Nosrat's ten favorite books, as shared at
Honey From a Weed by Patience Gray

This was the first cookbook I ever saw, let alone read, that strayed from the usual format. Ms. Gray followed her husband, a 20-century sculptor, on the hunt for marble in often remote locations throughout the Mediterranean. Written with humor, elegance and grace, it’s a culinary catalogue of a journey and a kind of cooking that’s the “result of a balance struck between frugality and liberality.” This is a cookbook to read in bed.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue