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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking | Samin Nosrat
A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared Americas next great cooking teacher by Alice Waters. In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elementsSalt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of foodand anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time. Echoing Samins own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipesand dozens of variationsto put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs. Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook youll ever need. With a foreword by Michael Pollan.
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Ladygodiva7
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Slowly going through this informative “cook” book, chapter by chapter and learning new things. I should try to apply to everyday cooking…but not in a hurry now.

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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy December #buddyread

🥣 Did you enjoy this book and the author's style?
🥣 Have you learnt anything new?
🥣 Have you tried any of the recipes?

Next up is our joint winner for food - Ultra-processed People by Chris Van Tulleken, starting 1st January.

IndoorDame I loved this so much! I haven‘t tried any of her recipes yet, though I‘ve earmarked some I‘m interested in. But I have taken her basic principles (especially about using acid) to help me be more adventurous when throwing things together in the kitchen. I used to do a lot of kitchen sink cooking when I was younger, and I‘ve shied away from it in recent years but, this has let me get back to that style a bit. 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m still working on this, but hopefully will finish tonight (wild New Year plans I know.) I started reading this earlier this year and loved her Caesar salad recipe. So much lighter and more flavorful than what the usual restaurant salad is. Actually I should make it again this week. Here‘s my recipe review if anyone is interested http://www.allthebooksihaventread.com/blog-1/2023/4/7/salt-fat-acid-heat-ceasar-... (edited) 2mo
yourfavouritemixtape I have not managed to finish this but I am already looking forward to getting back to it. I will definitely cook a couple of recipes from it! 2mo
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yourfavouritemixtape @IndoorDame Kitchen sink cooking ❤️ 2mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Bookwormjillk that sounds like the best of New Year‘s plans :) will definitely try that Caesar‘s salad! 2mo
Deblovestoread I haven‘t finished yet but have already learned a lot and am looking forward to trying recipes in the new year 😊 2mo
DebinHawaii I really enjoyed it & tagged many recipes although I have not tried them yet. I have the Caesar Salad recipe tagged—along with several other salad, dressing, sauces & soup recipes. I have always been a “toss everything together” kind of cook & it usually turns out well, but she has me thinking more mindfully about it & having more intention with my ingredients. I also loved all of the graphs & flavor combination ideas! 😋 2mo
AllDebooks @DebinHawaii the graphs and illustrations are so helpful. I've learnt so much from this book. It's really changed my mindset about cooking, less of a chore and more magicky science now. 2mo
AllDebooks @Deblovestoread I imagine all our copies are earmarked with post-it notes 2mo
AllDebooks @IndoorDame glad it's brought you back to your style of cooking. 🩵 kitchen sink cooking 2mo
IndoorDame @DebinHawaii I bought a copy just to have access to all the flavor graphs! And I‘m super excited about the sauce and dressing recipes! 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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#Rushathon #OutWithTheOldInWithTheNew #readathon

The downside to having an immense cookbook collection (besides space issues) is that often, cookbooks sometimes get stuck on a shelf & don‘t get read & appreciated. This was the case with this book which I bought after it came out based thanks to NPR & Saveur but never really read until it was a December book for #Naturalitsy #MidwinterSolace What a mistake! I just rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & it ⬇️

DebinHawaii …will be moved to a more accessible place of honor. I have been meandering my way through it over December & have SO many pages & recipes tabbed & tagged. Although some of the information, I knew, Nosrat taught me a lot & shares her knowledge in an engaging way. I love learning the how & why of cooking & flavor science. I am now in the midst of watching her show on Netflix & will try several recipes & techniques from the book. Excellent! 🍽️🥣💙 (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie I love this book. I cook from it often! I never read the whole thing til this month!! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Bluebird I love this one too! Nosrat‘s writing is so engaging! So many wonderful tips and references! 2mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2mo
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I really enjoyed this book! I want to buy a physical copy of it so I can refer to it easily when cooking. I learned so much about salt and acid that I started to implement the tips into my cooking. I also listened to the audio while reading the ebook and it was so much fun! Samin Nosrat narrates it and she is a great storyteller!

#rushathon #wintergames #teamevergreen #candylandreadathon #bookspinbingo #winteratoz #littenlisten

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DebinHawaii
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Thank you @Eggs for the #WondrousWednesday tag 🤗

1️⃣ I increased my Goodreads goal a few times starting with 88 books & ending at 135 & as of today I am at 160 so yay! 🎉 I also finished the #OUABC 40-book & #BOTM challenges & did all 4 Kindle challenges throughout the year.🎉📚🎉

2️⃣ Not so far but the tagged book & Bookshops & Bonedust may come close.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

3️⃣ Most excited for Foul Heart Hunstman for #ChloeGongReadalong & the new ⬇️

DebinHawaii …Simone St. James for #SundayBuddyRead
Play along if you haven‘t yet! 🤗
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Bluebird Congrats! 2mo
Eggs Great reading year! Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🥳👏🏻 2mo
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IndoorDame
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. I didn‘t set a numeric goal this year, but I did pretty well with challenges. I completed #pantone2023 and #booked2023 I read most of my #bookspin / #doublespin and #authoramonth books. I did abandon #roll100 fairly early, & eventually bailed on my year-long buddy reads of Clarissa & Les Miserables

2. 5⭐️ reads for December were Sing Unburied Sing and the tagged book

3. Hoping to reread Lilian Boxfish for New Year‘s

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Sing 💔 2mo
Eggs Oh yes Sing! 😔❤️Congratulations on a great reading year 👌🏼👍🏼 2mo
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IndoorDame
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My #bookspin this month was the #naturalitsy buddy read, and it‘s been great! In the intro Samin brags that reading her book is more like attending a cooking class than reading a cookbook, and that claim is totally born out. But what impressed me most is that she‘s a teacher who teaches to beginners and experts at the same time which is such a rare talent! I learned a lot from this, and I‘ll definitely use it as a reference book going forward.

TheAromaofBooks I enjoyed this book so much when I read it from the library that I bought my own copy for reference! Honestly, I was kind of scared of salt before I read this and have been amazed at how much better some of my staple dishes taste now that I'm willing to give them a bit more of a salt hit! 2mo
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Someone (I think from the Eastern European side of my family) taught me to soak raw onion in water to lessen the bite, which is totally a good trick, but the number of times I‘ve heard Samin say to macerate onion in vinegar or citrus in the last few recipes… I can taste the difference in my head without even having done it yet! This one is going to stick with me! #naturalitsy

Kimberlone Haha I do remember maceration being a repeated motif throughout this book. And the Maillard effect! 3mo
IndoorDame @Kimberlone luckily I looked both up the first time she mentioned them to make sure I was clear on what they meant since they ended up being favorites 😂 3mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes I need to pick this one back up. 2mo
IndoorDame @Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes so worth it! I love teachers who cater to beginners and experts at the same time! 2mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy December buddyread

🍳 Are you enjoying this cookbook?
🥘 Are you learning any new cooking skills?
🍳 Have you tried any of the recipes yet?
🥘 Would you recommend it?

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I haven‘t been able to get my hands on a copy, unfortunately. I‘ll have to bow out for this one. 3mo
IndoorDame I‘m loving this so much! Haven‘t tried any recipes yet, but hoping to in the next few weeks. I‘d never heard cooking temperature broken into the ranges she gives before. I think that will be a game changer for me in successfully improvising new recipes. 3mo
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AllDebooks @IndoorDame I've learnt so much. I'm hoping to try some recipes over the holidays x 3mo
Larkken I had a hard time getting into this about a year ago - I think I was expecting a more traditional cookbook? So I borrowed the audiobook on a whim this time since I wasn‘t expecting a bunch of recipes and really enjoyed it! Now I have a better feel for what to revisit to get more concrete advice or tips or whatever. Glad this challenge gave me the push! 3mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve cooked through this already but I love just reading it this time around. The whole chicken is my favorite. 3mo
yourfavouritemixtape I absolutely love it. I have learned so much and the approach not just to tell the cook what to do but also why you‘re doing this is so good. I haven‘t tried any recipes but I have started to put way more salt into my pasta-water :) 3mo
AllDebooks @Larkken She's a great teacher. Glad you got more from it, the second time around. 3mo
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie it looks so good 3mo
Bluebird I loved this book! The author narrated the audiobook. Her enthusiasm was infectious! Not sure I would have read the whole thing in print/digital version. I‘m not much of a cook, but I may start doing more-she has motivated me. I have issues with her aggressive use of salt, but appreciate all the information. I went out and bought the book—it‘s a great reference. I also bought a copy for a friend 😉 3mo
AllDebooks @Bluebird That's great. She is very inspirational. 3mo
Mitch This one changes how I think about food and cooking completely 3mo
AllDebooks @Mitch I've had that reaction, too. I'm itching to try her methods over Christmas break 3mo
vonnie862 I absolutely want a physical copy of this book! I bought the ebook and borrowed the audiobook from Libby. It was so much fun to listen to Samin while I read along on my ereader. I learned many new things, especially about salt and acid. I am looking forward to checking out the recipes and seeing more of part 2. 2mo
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Fabulous book! I‘m not much of a cook, but this author makes me want to pull out my apron and spend more time in the kitchen! Highly recommend the audio—the author‘s enthusiasm is infectious! I had to go out and buy the print book. It‘s a wonderful reference!

Ladygodiva7 I bought the ebook couple weeks ago and I‘m not much of a cook either, now I wanna read it! 3mo
Bluebird @Ladygodiva7 i hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 3mo
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DebinHawaii
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#DecemberDreams

A #WhiteStack of some of the cookbooks in my collection with white covers. 🍽️🧂🍚🥚🧄🥛🤍

Eggs So well done 🤍🤍🤍How many cookbooks in your collection? 3mo
DebinHawaii @Eggs I stopped counting after 300-ish but probably about 350 or so. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Eggs @DebinHawaii That‘s amazing 👌🏼📚😍 3mo
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repost for @AllDebooks:

#Naturalitsy #Midwintersolace

A reminder of our December buddy read schedule. All welcome to join us. Please do let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

#BuddyRead

AllDebooks Thank you for the share x 3mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy #Midwintersolace

A reminder of our December buddy read schedule. All welcome to join us. Please do let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

IndoorDame I started this one last week and it‘s fabulous! I realized I‘ve gotten out of the habit of reading the text of cookbooks cover to cover anymore. 3mo
AllDebooks @IndoorDame me too and I have so many amazing ones x 3mo
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame I had the same thoughts!!! 3mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy

@Aimeesue spotted a bargain on US Amazon. Our December #buddyread is reduced to $2.99

https://litsy.com/p/dW9Fc0V4ajdI

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Aimeesue
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#Naturalitsy ‘s December buddy read is on sale in US ebook stores today if you don‘t want a physical copy (though it‘s gorgeous) or don‘t want to tote the hefty tome around town.

@AllDebooks

#nautralitsy #buddyread

AllDebooks Thanks for sharing x 3mo
Ladygodiva7 Thanks!! I bought it!! 3mo
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#bookmail! Whoop whoop. Was eyeing this for quite a while and since it‘s our #Naturalitsy December-read, I finally gave it. It‘s a beauty! @AllDebooks

AllDebooks Yay 🙌 3mo
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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @AllDebooks

#NaturalLitsy #BuddyRead

December theme Food

A nice easy one for the holiday season. I appreciate this is a crazy time of year, so please don‘t feel pressured. This is a very casual readalong.

All are welcome to join us😁 Let @AllDebooks know if you wish to be added/removed from the tag list. Apologies if you already have.

Starts December 1

AllDebooks Thank you for the share x 3mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy #Buddyread

December theme - Food

A nice easy one for holiday season. I appreciate this is a crazy time of year, so please don't feel pressured. This is a very casual readalong.
All are welcome to join us.😀 Let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist. Apologies if you already have.

Starts 1st December 👨‍🍳🍽📖

@LitsyEvents

Deblovestoread I‘m so excited for the motivation to read this one. Been on my shelf for awhile. 💜 3mo
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AllDebooks @IndoorDame would you like to remain on the taglist, or was it just for The Secret Garden? 3mo
TheBookHippie I‘m in! 3mo
AllDebooks @Deblovestoread oops, I just tagged you. Sorry I missed your comment. It takes a hot 10 minutes to get through the taglist these days 😍 3mo
Bookwormjillk Looking forward to this. I started reading it earlier this year and got distracted. I was actually gifted this in a Litsy swap a few years ago! 3mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk how lovely 😍 3mo
yourfavouritemixtape I have ordered it two weeks ago and it still hasn‘t arrived yet ☹️ I want to start reading!! 3mo
vonnie862 I'm on the waiting list. Hopefully I get it soon. 3mo
IndoorDame I‘d love to remain on the tag list! Thanks. I put a hold on this, not sure if it will show up in time, but I remember seeing her Netflix series a while back and I‘m interested in what everyone has to say about this. 3mo
Deblovestoread No worries! I am sure the housekeeping for all that you do for Litsy can be time consuming! But we appreciate it! 💜 3mo
kspenmoll I saw her series as well & loved her enthusiasm & personality! I have the book so I may try to join in. Please add me. (edited) 3mo
TheBookHippie @AllDebooks spoiler alert I‘ve read it and cooked through it! 3mo
TheBookHippie @vonnie862 did you see I posted the kindle sale if you‘re interested 🙃 3mo
vonnie862 @TheBookHippie cool! Thanks! 3mo
AllDebooks @kspenmoll great to have you with us 😊 3mo
AllDebooks @IndoorDame wonderful 💚 3mo
Librarybelle I‘m going to pass on this one. Hope everyone enjoys! 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh, this one has been on my TBR for a while! Hope I can make time for this one. 3mo
Larkken I'm excited for this! I've been putting it off for too long since it's not a very traditional cookbook 🤦‍♀️ 3mo
Mitch Love this one! 3mo
DebinHawaii Can you add me to the tag list for this one? Thank you! 🤗 3mo
AllDebooks @DebinHawaii absolutely 😊 3mo
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TheBookHippie
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AllDebooks That's a great deal 👌 3mo
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LitsyEvents
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AllDebooks Thank you for the share x 4mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy #buddyreads

Our category of Food produced a tie, so I've split the 2 winners over December and January. I'll post reading schedules nearer the time of starting. I appreciate December is a busy time, which is why I chose the cookbook first. Might produce some delicious meals and might improve your cooking. Ahem 🙈

All welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist. 😊

@LitsyEvents

julieclair LOL… great logic in choosing the cookbook for December! I‘ve decided to try to fit this one in, so please add me to the tag list. Thanks! 4mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m looking forward to December. I started working through this book on my own earlier this year but stopped. Hopefully this will give me incentive to finish. 4mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve cooked some yummy things from Decembers book. 4mo
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readingjedi
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My husband and daughter got me this cookery chunkster for Christmas and I'm thrilled to finally own this as I've coveted it for a long time. My sister exclaimed, "But you don't like cooking!" ? I was forced to explain that liking cooking and liking cookery books are completely separate things!

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ravenlee
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I got myself a birthday present at Target, and picked up the #NaturaLitsy buddy read at the library. I don‘t know that I‘ll do the read, but I thought I‘d try it.

DivineDiana It‘s always nice to treat yourself on your birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 2y
ravenlee @DivineDiana right? It‘s not for another week, but I‘m unlikely to get another chance. I even bought pretty yellow nail polish! 2y
DivineDiana Cheers to celebrating you! 👏🏻 2y
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AllDebooks Books are the best present, esp when you choose 😁 Enjoy your books and thanks for the tag x 2y
TheBookHippie I love that cook book I've made everything in it!! 1y
ravenlee @TheBookHippie I‘m excited to read it. I‘d been on the fence because I‘m vegetarian, so I wasn‘t sure that enough of it would work to be worthwhile. Flipping through it, though, made me drool! 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book118
I am never going to be a chef, or even a good cook. But, just as I love to watch shows about cooking, I love to read about cooking. I don't plan to ever put anything I learn into practice, but that doesn't mean I don't want to learn about it.

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#CuriousCovers Day 26 #Food

The was part of a 3 for 2 book deal a few months or so ago. This is for my retirement goal of expanding my cooking abilities….hope I live that long 😂

Eggs 🥩❤️🍗💚🥦 3y
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readingjedi
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I admit it. I like cookery books more than I like actual cooking. I probably spend more time BUYING cookery books than I spend cooking! I've wanted the tagged book for a while & it will probably be my next purchase.

What are your favourite cookery books, fellow Littens?

reading_rainbow Same lol 😅 3y
LeslieO Same! 😜 3y
5feet.of.fury I haven‘t read this but I watched the Netflix show. I don‘t normally do cookery reading, but cooking/travel food shows are my faaaave 3y
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Tamra I enjoy reading cookbooks too, especially ethnic/regional ones. I do cook from them and a favorite is hard to pinpoint! I‘d have to put them into “best of” categories. 😅 I would say I couldn‘t do without 3y
Erinsuereads Sameeeee. Salt fat acid heat is so so so cool thought. Well worth the money 3y
Maike Salt Fat Acid Heat is sooo good! My favourites are the Ottolenghi books, everything I‘ve tried so far is really yummy. 3y
Prairiegirl_reading This is sooo good!! I‘ve only tried a couple of the recipes but they are fantastic! Even if you don‘t really want to cook they are worth trying. I adore Jacques Pepin, the books and his shows, videos on Facebook…. 💜💜 3y
Librariana So my husband and I have a small collection of the Pioneer Woman cookbooks... and I think we've only cooked ONE mac n' cheese recipe out of them! And we're also totally obsessed with the chocolate chip cookies in 3y
Lauram I‘ll never have the time to make all the recipes I want to try. Yet, I keep buying more cookbooks. 3y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Got my husband this book for Valentine's Day, and he's been cooking his way through various recipes. Tonight's dinner: chorizo from scratch, ground from a pork shoulder and seasoned, and then made into tacos. 3y
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Loreen
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I really like this cookbook. It‘s readable and lovely and full of good information that has improved my cooking. I give it 5 Stars. Samin Nosrat‘s voice is so strong and fun to read. It really is like watching the Netflix series based on this cookbook. And the illustrations are just fantastic. So it totally makes sense to me that this book is highly rated on GoodReads. I‘m looking forward to re-reading and trying the recipes in the coming months.

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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 68 (Kindle edition)

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This is my baby (book and cat, I suppose). If you like cooking or eating, buy this. Mark it up. Study it like a holy text. I‘m excited to put more of her techniques to work in my own cooking. And the illustrations are GORGEOUS.

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TheBookHippie
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I love this🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍I am so excited!!!

Thank you so much PATRICIA!!!

However I don‘t know Patricia V or U ? Handle on Litsy ... @candority ?

#BCS #bookcupidswap

Lynnsoprano That book is so good! Hubby gave it to me for Christmas. Enjoy ! 3y
TheBookHippie @Lynnsoprano I‘ve been cooking her recipes for a few years! So glad to have them in book form!! 3y
TheBookHippie @Lynnsoprano I think I‘ve taken this out of the library ten times 🤣🤣 3y
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LeahBergen This is a great book! 👍🏻 3y
candority It‘s from @PatriciaU! 💕 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💘 3y
PatriciaU Glad you like it! Samin Nosrat is a favorite of mine, too! 3y
TheBookHippie @PatriciaU just LOVE!!! I squealed!! 3y
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#inspirednewyear #scrumptious

I‘ve been dying to get my hands on this book but so far I‘ve just had to settle for the Netflix show, what a treat it was! I delighted in seeing the author Samin enjoy food with such gusto!

lynneamch Oooh! Thank you. I finally got a Netflix account and didn't know about this yet. Food shows (and Jeopardy) are about the only tv that hubs and I watch together, though I did get him hooked on The Queen's Gambit. 3y
TheKidUpstairs I love her! She enjoys it all so much! 3y
mrp27 @lynneamch I loved Queens Gambit and I really enjoyed Salt Fat Acid Heat. My only complaint was it was too short, only 4 episodes and I could have watched more. 3y
mrp27 @TheKidUpstairs Right?! She feels like a kindred spirit. 3y
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Amandajoy
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This was brilliant, as expected. It also made me realize that, though I love cooking & cooking from cookbooks, I never actually read cookbooks. Do you have any cookbooks you‘ve actually read & enjoyed? I feel like I need more of that in my life.

AileenRR Made the best Caesar dressing w this book! 3y
AileenRR Also, I‘ve enjoyed reading the Smitten Kitchen cookbooks and Alana Chernila‘s cookbooks. 3y
Tamra I read cookbooks each night! 3y
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Amandajoy @AileenRR I have Smitten Kitchen, so I‘ll have to check it out. 3y
Amandajoy @Tamra are there any in particular you‘d recommend? 3y
Tamra @Amandajoy I recently acquired Bibi‘s Kitchen and Ethiopia by Gebreyesus. I love them because they are more than just recipes and I love East African food! I recommend checking them out from the library. (edited) 3y
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Amandajoy
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Does anyone else think that little bottle on the left is labeled LSD? 🤪

Soubhiville Yep, looks like it to me! 3y
Seekingtardis Sounds like great food 😂😂 3y
Crazeedi Yes , it's a source of "acid" (the slang term for it) 3y
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Yum ...those are califlower and mashed potatoes, lard stuffing and buttermilk soaked chicken with corn that was also soaked in buttermilk sugar and salt 👩🏽‍🍳

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Chicken all the yummmm

Bookishlie Oooo I have this cookbook. 3y
mom2bugnbee In the middle of reading this cookbook - Christmas present from hubby! 3y
TheBookHippie @Bookishlie I want it I took it from the library...again @mom2bugnbee this is the buttermilk chicken it‘s yummmm 3y
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mom2bugnbee Thank you! I'll be sure to mark that one. 3y
SilversReviews YUM!!! Looks delicious!! 3y
batsy Gosh that looks good 🍗 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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Hubby finally took the hint and gave me this as a Christmas gift. I‘ve only been asking for it for two years😂 As much as I loved the tv series, I already think the book is better. The writing is wonderful. I‘m sooo tired, but I don‘t want to put this down.

DebinHawaii Love this one! I bought it for myself earlier in the year! 🤗 (edited) 3y
Crazeedi Should I add another cookbook? I have 3 shelves already! Looks very interesting 3y
mom2bugnbee Me, too! (I know, you commented on my post. 😂) I decided to read the book before watching the series, but it's definitely on my list! 3y
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi It‘s much more than a cookbook. It‘s about food and philosophy/a different approach to cooking. I love to cook and think I do it rather well, but I‘m learning so much. 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano my son in law and daughter in law got me an air fryer for Christmas! I'm very excited to see how it works, and I think I'll love it 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano and that is very interesting, cooking can definitely be a philosophy, very cool 3y
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Hubby hit the jackpot with this one! I'm so excited to learn more of the cooking basics that I feel I should already know. I'm just 50 pages in & have already learned a ton!

Merry Christmas, Littens!

#currentread #currentlyreading

Lynnsoprano My hubby got this for me, too! I can‘t put it down! 3y
DebinHawaii Such a great book! Excellent gifting! 🤗 3y
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Lindy
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Verdict on two similar cake recipes: Samin Nosrat is the winner by a slight margin with Lori‘s Chocolate Midnight Cake. The biggest difference in the end result has to do with prep method. Crazy Chocolate Cake is done in one bowl so it‘s very quick to make. Light-coloured crumbs showed that mixing was not thoroughly done. It rose higher, was slightly sweeter and less moist than LMCC. LMCC used more bowls & implements; results are worth it.

Lindy For bakers with inquiring minds, I made an apple juice reduction caramel to join the two layers, and then a simple ganache icing. (edited) 3y
Soubhiville Mmmmmmm 3y
TheKidUpstairs The real winner is you and whoever got to join you in tasting!!! 3y
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readordierachel Apple juice reduction caramel sounds amazing! Though I must admit that caramel is my nemesis. 3y
Sace That Caramel reduction sound like the real winner. And that tea cozy 😍 3y
Reggie 😋Apple juice reduction caramel! Lol everything sounds so delicious! 3y
Lindy @Sace I made the tea cozy from a vintage pattern sent to me by @LeahBergen ; in one of my Litsy photos, she recognized the pattern in a cozy I‘d purchased in Dunedin, NZ in 2002. That one was getting rather shabby from use. 3y
Sace @Lindy What a lovely knitting story! ❤️ 3y
Lindy @TheKidUpstairs It was a dear friend‘s birthday. Indoor gatherings are fraught, so there were only 4 of us (2 couples). We sang happy birthday very softly. Heather removed each of the (oversized) candles individually to blow them out without blowing on the cake itself. Friendship is one of the best things in life. 3y
Lindy @readordierachel @Sace @Reggie Apple juice caramel is so easy (and I have many litres of juice from my tree, currently in the freezer). Boil 4 cups of juice until only a half cup is left, then stir in 2 tablespoons of butter and a pinch of salt. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Yummm 😋 3y
GatheringBooks I love everything here! Yum! 3y
batsy Oh my god it looks so good! Thank you for the details on the cake; I'm drooling. And the birthday party must have been wonderful, cosy and intimate 🎂❤️ 3y
BiblioLitten Yum!! 🤤😍 3y
LeahBergen Yum! I‘ll definitely be trying it now (and I smile whenever I see that tea cozy 😘). 3y
JennyM That looks so yummy!!! 3y
Lindy @LeahBergen Don‘t forget to tag me when you make this cake. It‘s easy to halve if you just need an 8-inch cake. 3y
Andrew65 Making me very hungry for chocolate cake 😋😋😋😋😋 3y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture ✨ 3y
TheAromaofBooks Oooo thank you for the update!! So fun!! 3y
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Kitchen science experiment today: comparing two similar recipes. My mom‘s Crazy Chocolate Cake (left) and Samin Nosrat‘s Lori‘s Chocolate Midnight Cake. Verdict must wait until this evening, after the layers have been made into a birthday cake.

Sace They both look delicious! I hope you share the verdict. I'm very curious! 3y
Andrew65 @Sace I agree, they both look delicious! 3y
GatheringBooks Wow! Yummilicious, I bet! Chocolate cakes are the best! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks I've been wanting to try Nosrat's recipe, so I'm intrigued to hear how you like it!! 3y
LeahBergen I‘m interested in the final verdict as I‘ve been planning on trying Nosrat‘s recipe, too. 👍🏻 3y
Reggie Please show plates with crumbs later or someone with mouthfuls of cake barely containing the deliciousness who has chocolatey smudged lips. Lol, looks good, Lindy! 3y
batsy What @Reggie said! 😋 3y
Centique @Reggie @batsy sometimes (for comfort reasons) I watch an Instagram account which just shows someone getting a first spoonful of chocolate cakes and desserts. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Looking at chocolate helps! 😆 3y
Lindy @Centique 😁👍 3y
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Pickpick

I didn't expect to enjoy an audio book about food so much, but this was fascinating! I plan to buy a physical copy so that I can refer back to it when I'm cooking.

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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎁 3y
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I made the buttermilk chicken

Yummmm

Bookwormjillk This is such a great book 📚 3y
Julsmarshall Looks delicious! 3y
kspenmoll Looks sooo good! 3y
Read-y_Picker That is one juicy bird! 🤤 3y
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Watched this TWICE on Netflix 👩🏽‍🍳
Now I need the cookbook 🤣 “need”

Heatherfeather I LOVE LOVE LOVE that show. It is so JOYFUL. I have the cookbook but have yet to crack it because I've fallen down the hole of just making what I know. 3y
TheBookHippie @Heatherfeather currently I watch it while I cook it 🤣👩🏽‍🍳 3y
kspenmoll Loved this show! She is wonderful! The book is just as fun. 3y
KarouBlue Wait! There‘s a show!!!! How did I not know this ... 🎉 🍰 3y
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I would never have found this book without Litsy, so thank you to everyone who reviewed it - I absolutely loved this one! I am not an instinctive cook, so the way this book breaks down cooking to four basic elements really appealed to me. Definitely see myself referencing this one regularly.

Bonus: picture of my messy pantry!! 😁

Leftcoastzen Looks beautiful to me! 3y
MicheleinPhilly You think that‘s messy? 😂 If you haven‘t seen it yet, I highly recommend the Netflix series. She is so charismatic and her love of food just leaps off the screen. 3y
wanderinglynn If you think that‘s messy, I‘d hate for you to see my kitchen. 😳😂 3y
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TheAromaofBooks @Leftcoastzen @MicheleinPhilly @wanderinglynn - Thank you!! In fairness, the space offscreen to the left has significantly more items piled up! 😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks @MicheleinPhilly - Oooo I didn't know that she had a Netflix series!! I will have to check that out! I so enjoyed her warm, helpful voice throughout the book - she never came across as condescending, but instead seemed genuinely excited to share the information. She explains “basic“ things without making me feel stupid for not already knowing the information. 3y
MicheleinPhilly You will love it. That warmth and excitement is all there. It‘s like a big, warm hug. 3y
iread2much The Netflix series is great! 3y
Bookishlie I have this but haven‘t read it yet. I‘ll need to move it up on my tbr:) 3y
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Yes! The series is lovely. 💞 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Bookishlie - It's a nice book to read in chunks rather than straight through, as it's a lot of information to assimilate. I started with a library copy but realized I wanted my own so I could both mark it up and also refer back to it. 3y
Reggie Lol, messy? What?!!! Lolol 3y
Smrloomis I‘m with @Reggie - that pantry is beautiful! 😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Reggie @Smrloomis - Thank you!! 😁 3y
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#BookReport - This week got a little crazy, but I still managed to wedge some reading in!! I read the first two books from the David Raker series, but decided not to continue on. While decent mysteries - and I like Raker as a character - both books were about a completely sadistic psychopath and just... sometimes people who disappear haven't been kidnapped by someone who likes to chop people up, you know? I bailed on The Castle in the Attic, ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't for me. I've owned it since 2004, so at least it can finally head off to the giveaway bin! Just started House of Dreams this morning, and I'm still working on the tagged book and P&P, although I'm pretty behind on the latter!! Work is still ramping up, so I probably need to adjust my reading expectations somewhat...

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rabbitprincess I can‘t read books about creepy serial killers anymore, especially if the book spends a lot of time in their head 😕 3y
TheAromaofBooks @rabbitprincess - Same!! Luckily these didn't really spend a lot of time with the killer, and they didn't get overall graphic with the details but still... I just wasn't expecting a protagonist who looks for missing people to only find the missing people at the mercy of creepy serial killers! 3y
Cinfhen I‘m totally with you on letting certain books/series go....as we evolve and grow so do our reading choices🧡 3y
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#cookbook #lifestyle #heat

Today is so hot and humid- the blistering kind. The kind that has my face in a fan. That kind that has sweat rolling off me. Despite all that, cooking from this book tonight. Just her basic pasta sauce. Garden tomatoes, basil, lettuce for salad from my neighbor‘s garden.
Saw her show when it came out a few years ago. She was wonderful!

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Cooked my steak tonight using this as a guide and it paid off!

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Learning some new things. Can't wait to start cooking 🙂

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“As American poet Mary Oliver wrote, ‘To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.‘ She must be a great cook. Indeed, the best cooks I‘ve ever met— whether in home or professional kitchens—are careful observers.”

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#bookmail from yesterday 📚📬 I am so excited to get this book as I keep picking it up at Costco & putting it back down. I got a $20 credit for products sold & shipped Amazon for listening to 3 books on Audible through March & it is finally mine for about a $1 for the taxes.🤗
I geek out over the science of flavors & cooking! 🤓🥄

cariashley It‘s so good!! I just started listening to her new podcast and it‘s also 👌 4y
CafeMom There is also a Netflix series. I enjoyed it. 4y
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