Salt Fat Acid Heat

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Salt Fat Acid Heat
  • Food
  • Documentary
Based onSalt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Directed byCaroline Suh
StarringSamin Nosrat
Theme music composerFall On Your Sword
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Bet Cotner
  • Alex Gibney
  • Zana Lawrence
  • Lisa Nishimuru
  • Samin Nosrat
  • Stacey Offman
  • Caroline Suh
  • Stefano Biraghi
CinematographyLuke McCoubrey
Running time40–48 minutes
Production companyJigsaw Productions
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseOctober 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
External links
Official website

Salt Fat Acid Heat is an American cooking documentary television series starring Samin Nosrat. Based on her 2017 book of the same name, the four-part series premiered on Netflix on October 11, 2018.

The show and book's title comes from Nosrat's proposed four elements of successful cooking: salt, fat, acid, and heat.[1] Each installment of the series focuses on a particular element, with Nosrat traveling to a different location to demonstrate how the element is used in local cuisine.[2]


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Fat"October 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
Nosrat visits Italy, looking at important fats in foods including olive oil, cheese, and meat.
2"Salt"October 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
In Japan, Nosrat explores how salt is included in traditional cuisine, including soy sauce and miso.
3"Acid"October 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
Nosrat goes to Mexico to learn about different kinds of acid in cooking.
4"Heat"October 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
In Berkeley, California, Nosrat visits Chez Panisse, the first restaurant she worked at, where she discusses the importance of heat.


The show has received positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a 100% approval rating based on nine reviews, with an average rating of 7.5 out of 10.[3] Maura Judkis of The Washington Post called it "unlike any other food show on TV", particularly mentioning the high proportion of women and home cooks featured on the show.[1] For Eater, Greg Morabito described Nosrat as "a charming host", and applauded her and director Caroline Suh for conceiving of a "completely new style of culinary TV show".[4]


  1. ^ a b Judkis, Maura (October 15, 2018). "Netflix's new 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' is unlike any other food show on TV". Washington Post. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Polis, Carey. "'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Is the New Netflix Series That's Very Much Worth Your Time". Bon Appetit. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  3. ^ "Salt Fat Acid Heat: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Morabito, Greg (2018-10-13). "'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Is a New Kind of Food TV Show". Eater. Retrieved 2018-12-19.

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