CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Home Cook Heroes
Never underestimate the life-changing power of snail mail. After a mind-blowing meal at Chez Panisse, Samin Nosrat wrote to Alice Waters requesting a job and got a positive response. Samin started bussing tables, and eventually made her way to the kitchen where she not only learned to cook, but formed the idea for Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, her James Beard Award–winning New York Times bestseller that took the cookbook world by storm. Over the years, Samin has cooked professionally in California and Italy, studied journalism under Michael Pollan, and fine-tuned the philosophy that is the backbone of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Flying in the face of current cookbook trends, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is photography-free and features illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton. You won’t for a minute miss the photos, but the book will change the way you cook. Samin also happens to be the newest Netflix star. The streaming platform recently debuted her Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat series to rave reviews.