ARK Series Presents…
Presents Salt Fat Acid Heat
March 11, 2019
7pm Door / 8pm Show
All Ages w/ Guardian
“My favorite metacookbook… [Nosrat] offers a beautifully simple checklist for ensuring a dish ends up in a good place… This is the book of cooking grammar that so many novices would benefit from...'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' is written smoothly and casually, and kept breezy via charming watercolors by the perceptive Bay Area artist Wendy MacNaughton… Nosrat’s book would be of value both to people who don’t consider themselves cooks and to people actively striving to become better ones.” — The Atlantic
~ SAMIN NOSRAT ~
Cookbook Author & Host of Netflix Series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat took a detour into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant that happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she has pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal vigor, aiming to create work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social and environmental awareness.
Nosrat learned to cook at Chez Panisse, in Italy alongside Benedetta Vitali and Dario Cecchini, and at (the no longer existing) Eccolo in Berkeley. She studied poetry with Robert Hass, Shakespeare with Stephen Booth, and journalism with Michael Pollan. She has said that Alice Waters and farmer Bob Cannard taught her more about land stewardship than anyone else.
Her book, «Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking» was illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton. It is a New York Times bestseller, and also 2018 James Beard General Cookbook of the Year, 2018 Fortnum & Mason Debut Cookbook, 2018 IACP Cookbook of the Year, 2018 IACP Julia Child First Book Award, and Sunday Times Food Book of the Year 2017. A documentary series based on the book is now streaming on Netflix. In 2018 she was named the Eater Chef of the Year. She is also one of five food columnists for the New York Times Magazine.
Samin Nostrat has spoken about food, art, culture and cooking at venues as diverse as the Oakland Unified School District Nutrition Services, UC Berkeley, Yale University, SFMoMA, St. Mary’s College, University of San Francisco, the Orange Institute, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and Artechef, the Cuban national cooking school.
The ARK Series is a new platform, created by Beloved Festival
and Soul'd Out Productions
, that aims to put radical and novel ideas at the forefront. We’ll continue to explore how music and celebration can feed these conversations AND we need a place to make these conversations more explicit.
More information and events coming soon, but for now, we’re excited to announce this inaugural event with Samin Nosrat! See more at arkseries.com