Cookbook Giveaway - Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat is a master class in cooking that condenses decades of professional experience into just four simple elements - salt, fat, acid and heat.

For more information on this invaluable book, please see our review post which shares two recipes Caesar dressing and mayonnaise and examples of the beautiful illustrations that can be found here.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • lgroom  on  6/21/2017 at 10:01 AM

    I'll try the Spring Garlic Soup.

  • jahqdruh  on  6/21/2017 at 10:05 AM

    It's hot where I am -- coffee granita!

  • mwaters  on  6/21/2017 at 10:18 AM

    Chicken and garlic soup

  • annmartina  on  6/21/2017 at 10:39 AM

    The Caesar salad dressing. I want to become more adept at whipping up a salad dressing (pun intended)

  • stevenpeters  on  6/21/2017 at 10:44 AM

    The Classic French Herb Salsa.

  • Joy001  on  6/21/2017 at 10:57 AM

    Persian herb and greens frittata.

  • galinson  on  6/21/2017 at 11:27 AM

    Fattoush - it's deceptively simple, but hard to get right.

  • kbrigham  on  6/21/2017 at 11:44 AM

    I'd say the kuku sabzi, but more likely the mayo if I'm being honest!

  • willow494  on  6/21/2017 at 11:56 AM

    hard to choose, but I think the Indian spiced fried chicken!

  • sgump  on  6/21/2017 at 11:59 AM

    Love broccoli rabe, so I'll be trying the spicy broccoli rabe and ricotta salata!

  • nicodesi  on  6/21/2017 at 12:10 PM

    I'd try the fattoush!

  • bellasf  on  6/21/2017 at 12:13 PM

    I would start out with the Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, because that is what I keep going back to, however there is a long list as to what to make next!

  • anthromom  on  6/21/2017 at 12:24 PM

    I'd try out the tahini dressing.

  • kimtrev  on  6/21/2017 at 12:37 PM

    Almond & Cardamom Tea Cake

  • annmanning  on  6/21/2017 at 1:15 PM

    The Greek!

  • heyjude  on  6/21/2017 at 1:35 PM

    Pasta Alla Vongole, my husband's favorite dish

  • heyjude  on  6/21/2017 at 1:40 PM

    I often pass along books that I don't need. This one is a keeper.

  • JulieG1002  on  6/21/2017 at 2:09 PM

    Pasta alle vongole -- one of my all-time favorite dishes

  • lpatterson412  on  6/21/2017 at 3:13 PM

    I would love to try the pasta alle vongole, sound like a good version of one of my favorite dishes, clam spaghetti!

  • Timmyb1980  on  6/21/2017 at 4:02 PM

    I'm excited to make Pasta Vongole

  • FossilGal  on  6/21/2017 at 4:55 PM

    Very first recipe to try how "To make a mayonnaise and to fix a broken mayonnaise". BAM!

  • cora429  on  6/21/2017 at 5:25 PM

    I would make the glazed five-spice chicken

  • ravensfan  on  6/21/2017 at 5:29 PM

    Asian slaw

  • Leahspitzer  on  6/21/2017 at 5:48 PM

    Avocado, beet and citrus salad sounds good.

  • ldtrieb  on  6/21/2017 at 6:03 PM

    Fresh ginger and molasses cake

  • mlbatt  on  6/21/2017 at 6:04 PM

    Indian-spiced Salmon looks awesome!

  • bgbmus  on  6/21/2017 at 6:22 PM

    Rose-scented berries. Never heard of 'em

  • lcomer  on  6/21/2017 at 6:58 PM

    Blue cheese dressing, it is my husbands favorite and I have yet to find the perfect one... for him anyway!

  • lauriesk  on  6/21/2017 at 8:45 PM

    I would try the avocado, beet and citrus salad.

  • Siegal  on  6/21/2017 at 9:07 PM

    Caprese salad yum

  • stockholm28  on  6/21/2017 at 9:36 PM

    Pumpkin Seed Salsa - I'm intrigued.

  • southerncooker  on  6/21/2017 at 9:56 PM

    Ricotta and tomato salad toasts

  • DarcyVaughn  on  6/22/2017 at 12:47 AM

    Sage- and honey-smoked chicken

  • kaluzwilliams  on  6/22/2017 at 6:59 AM

    Avocado, beet, and citrus salad... yummy! :)

  • vickster  on  6/22/2017 at 8:02 AM

    I'd like to try Tahini Dressing and all her dressings. I think she would be the one creating good dressing recipes!

  • azona  on  6/22/2017 at 9:54 AM

    The Tuscan bean and kale soup

  • Laura64  on  6/22/2017 at 11:52 AM

    After I received this for Mother's Day, I made the buttermilk marinated roast chicken and it is DIVINE!

  • retorres  on  6/22/2017 at 2:06 PM

    Autumn panzanella! Roasted squash = love

  • lmalter  on  6/22/2017 at 6:15 PM

    Ricotta and tomato salad toasts

  • mph993  on  6/22/2017 at 6:55 PM

    Tuna confit - working on perfecting

  • matag  on  6/23/2017 at 10:11 AM

    Indian Spiced Salmon

  • bluestocking  on  6/23/2017 at 11:10 AM

    The Shaved fennel and radishes! Because we've lately learned we really like fennel.

  • MelMM  on  6/23/2017 at 1:52 PM

    The different seasonal panzanellas.

  • afl0403  on  6/23/2017 at 2:10 PM

    It's been too hot to cook, so I'm going for Vietnamese Cucumber Salad.

  • skipeterson  on  6/23/2017 at 4:05 PM

    Tuscan bread, bean, and kale soup (Ribollita)

  • EmilyR  on  6/23/2017 at 5:20 PM

    The Mexi-slaw or Asian slaw.

  • joanhuguet  on  6/23/2017 at 7:08 PM

    So much of it looks good! I'd like to see how her points on salt and acid affect something simple like Caprese salad

  • JenJoLa  on  6/23/2017 at 9:04 PM

    Indian-spiced fried chicken sounds great

  • kbennall  on  6/24/2017 at 1:09 AM

    How to fix a broken mayonnaise, because I break it ever. single. time.

  • mpdeb98  on  6/24/2017 at 9:00 AM


  • PennyG  on  6/25/2017 at 9:31 AM

    I'm always looking to perfect Pasta e Fagioli so I would try this version first.

  • RSW  on  6/25/2017 at 11:13 AM

    The Caesar

  • dan.guarracino  on  6/25/2017 at 3:39 PM

    I'm always excited to try new sauces -- that Fried Sage Salsa Verde looks delicious!

  • JolieLaide  on  6/25/2017 at 5:12 PM

    I am starting with some easy recipes: the Vietnamese Cucumber Salad and Nekisa's Olive Oil and Sea Salt Granola both sound amazing.

  • cocecitycook  on  6/26/2017 at 2:23 AM

    Tuscan bean and kale soup, yummy!

  • rchesser  on  6/26/2017 at 9:15 AM

    Gluten-free batter

  • keelz23  on  6/26/2017 at 11:35 AM

    Summer tomato & herb salad sounds refreshing right about now!

  • sarahawker  on  6/26/2017 at 1:20 PM

    Crispiest spatchcocked chicken

  • kelliwinter  on  6/27/2017 at 1:13 AM

    this book is the best tool for any kitchen! I would love to learn how to make the Caesar!

  • kelliwinter  on  6/27/2017 at 1:18 AM

    this book is the best tool for any kitchen! I would love to learn how to make the Caesar!

  • Uhmandanicole  on  6/27/2017 at 8:32 AM

    Ricotta and tomato salad toasts

  • jilli2489  on  6/27/2017 at 9:31 AM

    I would love to make the caesar salad!

  • abihamm  on  6/27/2017 at 7:16 PM

    Sage- and honey-smoked chicken

  • Karla123  on  6/28/2017 at 8:50 AM

    Summer tomato and herb salad...a simple yet perfect summer salad.

  • Livmichelle  on  6/28/2017 at 6:07 PM

    Buttermilk-marinated roast chicken

  • Katiefayhutson  on  6/29/2017 at 8:01 AM

    Pumpkin seed salsa

  • rglo820  on  6/29/2017 at 4:32 PM

    Greek salad - I love to see her twist on my favorite.

  • fbrunetti  on  6/29/2017 at 10:19 PM

    spicy broccoli rabe and ricotta salata

  • lovelily1001  on  6/29/2017 at 11:23 PM

    i want to try the cobb salad

  • elogibs  on  6/30/2017 at 10:05 AM

    The Persian herbs and greens frittata, or any of the slaws!

  • Julia  on  6/30/2017 at 10:38 AM

    Tuscan bean and kale soup.

  • nandag  on  6/30/2017 at 1:10 PM

    Is it weird that I want to start with her tips on how to slice an onion, parsley, etc? I also just want to read it first, since it's more than just a collection of recipes, from what I understand.

  • ckbks  on  6/30/2017 at 1:24 PM

    Wow, so much to explore here -- information as well as recipes. I think I will start with the Vietnamese cucumber salad.

  • mainman  on  6/30/2017 at 6:24 PM

    Meyer lemon and feta relish sounds great!

  • christineleong  on  7/1/2017 at 8:49 AM

    I'd love to make my own mayo!

  • ToddieD  on  7/1/2017 at 1:18 PM

    The avocado, beet and citrus salad. It sounds delicious.

  • michalow  on  7/1/2017 at 4:12 PM

    Shaved carrot salad with ginger and lime.

  • kpoole  on  7/2/2017 at 12:41 PM

    Vietnamese cucumber salad, love the ingredients.

  • HerBoudoir  on  7/2/2017 at 3:22 PM

    I'd love to try the Persian roast chicken

  • tangaloor  on  7/2/2017 at 11:57 PM

    "The Wedge". The index looks great!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  7/5/2017 at 11:44 AM


  • annieski  on  7/9/2017 at 6:31 AM

    Persian herb and greens frittata

  • tarae1204  on  7/9/2017 at 4:07 PM

    sage and honey-smoked chicken

  • jennycooks1971  on  7/11/2017 at 12:52 PM

    Indian spiced salmon!

  • topdawg11  on  7/11/2017 at 1:20 PM

    Cucumbers are now in season so Vietnamese cucumber salad.

  • lizkamerer  on  7/11/2017 at 3:19 PM

    I love a salted caramel sauce!

  • Shana.  on  7/11/2017 at 6:18 PM

    Spring garlic soup

  • jdub1371  on  7/11/2017 at 10:53 PM

    Tahini Dressing. Back in the 80s in the Village in NYC there was a restaurant called "Whole Wheat and Wild Berries" that served what I think of as a "hippie salad" of romaine, shredded carrots and red cabbage, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa sprouts with the most delicious tahini dressing. I've never exactly duplicated it, but I'm alway willing to try one more recipe for it!

  • mgjacqz  on  7/12/2017 at 10:19 AM

    vietnamese chicken soup

  • Alleycat  on  7/12/2017 at 7:38 PM

    Vietnamese cucumber salad or Asian slaw.

  • nancycg56  on  7/13/2017 at 1:42 PM

    The blue cheese dressing.

  • itadakimasu  on  7/13/2017 at 6:21 PM

    Garlic Paste sounds like an easy and delicious start!

  • hirsheys  on  7/15/2017 at 9:47 AM

    The Sicilian chicken salad looks delicious.

  • Cdunn  on  7/15/2017 at 3:00 PM

    The Indian-Spiced Salmon is my first choice.

  • Grywhp  on  7/15/2017 at 5:17 PM

    The tomato vinaigrette- it's that time of year!

  • rashaye  on  7/15/2017 at 7:32 PM

    This is a great cookbook! I like the idea of Turkey Confit!

  • taurus  on  7/15/2017 at 8:22 PM

    Vietnamese cucumber salad

  • OnlyTheBest  on  7/15/2017 at 9:40 PM

    I'd first try Asian slaw.

  • rosyannposy  on  7/15/2017 at 10:01 PM

    The Kofte and all those slaws sound delicious.

  • PJWilliams  on  7/15/2017 at 11:16 PM

    The first thing that I would try is the avocado, beet, and citrus salad

  • sequoia55  on  7/16/2017 at 1:07 AM

    Fresh ginger and molasses cake

  • jlh39  on  7/16/2017 at 9:49 AM

    Asian slaw - and one of the Persian recipes.

  • cbendixe  on  7/16/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Love the concept of this book and the artwork! I would attempt the mayo recipe (never made my own before)

  • dusksunset  on  7/16/2017 at 11:45 AM

    Pasta alla vongole

  • gjelizabeth  on  7/16/2017 at 4:20 PM

    Chicken with Vinegar.

  • Newbies  on  7/16/2017 at 11:25 PM

    Ricotta and tomatoe toast

  • sgpinson  on  7/17/2017 at 9:34 AM

    Everything looks so good--I'm really curious about the conveyor belt chicken!

  • Vanderjane  on  7/17/2017 at 9:53 AM

    Macerated shallot in vinegar before preparing a dressing is genius

  • Sofie168  on  7/17/2017 at 10:54 AM

    All the salad recipes look delicious and would be perfect in this summer heat.

  • eggplantolive  on  7/18/2017 at 9:29 AM

    Fried sage salsa verde

  • betsyp  on  7/21/2017 at 9:49 AM

    This time of year, I'd try to the Grain Salad.

  • dmass  on  7/23/2017 at 6:49 AM

    I'm anxious to try the Vietnamese Cucumber salad.

  • CCF4  on  7/23/2017 at 7:32 AM

    Asian Slaw

  • AnnaZed  on  7/24/2017 at 10:24 PM

    Pasta alle vongole (a lesson in layering acids) (page 120)

  • fiarose  on  7/24/2017 at 10:28 PM

    there are a million things i want to try, i've been excited about this cookbook for months--but i'm really looking forward to amazing, clear recipes on tricky but basic skills. probably breaking down a whole darn chicken would be the first i'd tackle!

  • garrettsambo  on  7/25/2017 at 3:30 PM

    I would like to try the Asian slaw recipe first.

  • orchidlady01  on  7/25/2017 at 3:56 PM

    I want to make the Ricotta and tomato salad toasts.

  • cowlady  on  7/25/2017 at 6:10 PM

    Glazed five-spice chicken (page 338)

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