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?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. Please be sure to check your spam filters to make sure you receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on July 27th, 2017. 


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  • lgroom  on  June 21, 2017

    I'll try the Spring Garlic Soup.

  • jahqdruh  on  June 21, 2017

    It's hot where I am — coffee granita!

  • mwaters  on  June 21, 2017

    Chicken and garlic soup

  • annmartina  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • stevenpeters  on  June 21, 2017

    The Classic French Herb Salsa.

  • Joy001  on  June 21, 2017

    Persian herb and greens frittata.

  • galinson  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • kbrigham  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • willow494  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • sgump  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • nicodesi  on  June 21, 2017

    I'd try the fattoush!

  • bellasf  on  June 21, 2017

    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  June 21, 2017

    I'd try out the tahini dressing.

  • kimtrev  on  June 21, 2017

    Almond & Cardamom Tea Cake

  • annmanning  on  June 21, 2017

    The Greek!

  • heyjude  on  June 21, 2017

    Pasta Alla Vongole, my husband's favorite dish

  • heyjude  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • JulieG1002  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • lpatterson412  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • Timmyb1980  on  June 21, 2017

    I'm excited to make Pasta Vongole

  • FossilGal  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • cora429  on  June 21, 2017

    I would make the glazed five-spice chicken

  • ravensfan  on  June 21, 2017

    Asian slaw

  • Leahspitzer  on  June 21, 2017

    Avocado, beet and citrus salad sounds good.

  • ldtrieb  on  June 21, 2017

    Fresh ginger and molasses cake

  • mlbatt  on  June 21, 2017

    Indian-spiced Salmon looks awesome!

  • bgbmus  on  June 21, 2017

    Rose-scented berries. Never heard of 'em

  • lcomer  on  June 21, 2017

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

  • lauriesk  on  June 21, 2017

    I would try the avocado, beet and citrus salad.

  • Siegal  on  June 21, 2017

    Caprese salad yum

  • stockholm28  on  June 21, 2017

    Pumpkin Seed Salsa – I'm intrigued.

  • southerncooker  on  June 21, 2017

    Ricotta and tomato salad toasts

  • DarcyVaughn  on  June 22, 2017

    Sage- and honey-smoked chicken

  • kaluzwilliams  on  June 22, 2017

    Avocado, beet, and citrus salad… yummy! 🙂

  • vickster  on  June 22, 2017

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

  • azona  on  June 22, 2017

    The Tuscan bean and kale soup

  • Laura64  on  June 22, 2017

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

  • retorres  on  June 22, 2017

    Autumn panzanella! Roasted squash = love

  • lmalter  on  June 22, 2017

    Ricotta and tomato salad toasts

  • mph993  on  June 22, 2017

    Tuna confit – working on perfecting

  • matag  on  June 23, 2017

    Indian Spiced Salmon

  • bluestocking  on  June 23, 2017

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

  • MelMM  on  June 23, 2017

    The different seasonal panzanellas.

  • afl0403  on  June 23, 2017

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

  • skipeterson  on  June 23, 2017

    Tuscan bread, bean, and kale soup (Ribollita)

  • EmilyR  on  June 23, 2017

    The Mexi-slaw or Asian slaw.

  • joanhuguet  on  June 23, 2017

    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  June 23, 2017

    Indian-spiced fried chicken sounds great

  • kbennall  on  June 24, 2017

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

  • mpdeb98  on  June 24, 2017


  • PennyG  on  June 25, 2017

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

  • RSW  on  June 25, 2017

    The Caesar

  • dan.guarracino  on  June 25, 2017

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

  • JolieLaide  on  June 25, 2017

    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  June 26, 2017

    Tuscan bean and kale soup, yummy!

  • rchesser  on  June 26, 2017

    Gluten-free batter

  • keelz23  on  June 26, 2017

    Summer tomato & herb salad sounds refreshing right about now!

  • sarahawker  on  June 26, 2017

    Crispiest spatchcocked chicken

  • kelliwinter  on  June 27, 2017

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

  • Uhmandanicole  on  June 27, 2017

    Ricotta and tomato salad toasts

  • jilli2489  on  June 27, 2017

    I would love to make the caesar salad!

  • abihamm  on  June 27, 2017

    Sage- and honey-smoked chicken

  • Karla123  on  June 28, 2017

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

  • Livmichelle  on  June 28, 2017

    Buttermilk-marinated roast chicken

  • Katiefayhutson  on  June 29, 2017

    Pumpkin seed salsa

  • rglo820  on  June 29, 2017

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

  • fbrunetti  on  June 29, 2017

    spicy broccoli rabe and ricotta salata

  • lovelily1001  on  June 29, 2017

    i want to try the cobb salad

  • elogibs  on  June 30, 2017

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

  • Julia  on  June 30, 2017

    Tuscan bean and kale soup.

  • nandag  on  June 30, 2017

    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  June 30, 2017

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

  • mainman  on  June 30, 2017

    Meyer lemon and feta relish sounds great!

  • christineleong  on  July 1, 2017

    I'd love to make my own mayo!

  • ToddieD  on  July 1, 2017

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

  • michalow  on  July 1, 2017

    Shaved carrot salad with ginger and lime.

  • kpoole  on  July 2, 2017

    Vietnamese cucumber salad, love the ingredients.

  • HerBoudoir  on  July 2, 2017

    I'd love to try the Persian roast chicken

  • tangaloor  on  July 2, 2017

    "The Wedge". The index looks great!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  July 5, 2017


  • annieski  on  July 9, 2017

    Persian herb and greens frittata

  • tarae1204  on  July 9, 2017

    sage and honey-smoked chicken

  • jennycooks1971  on  July 11, 2017

    Indian spiced salmon!

  • topdawg11  on  July 11, 2017

    Cucumbers are now in season so Vietnamese cucumber salad.

  • lizkamerer  on  July 11, 2017

    I love a salted caramel sauce!

  • Shana.  on  July 11, 2017

    Spring garlic soup

  • jdub1371  on  July 11, 2017

    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  July 12, 2017

    vietnamese chicken soup

  • Alleycat  on  July 12, 2017

    Vietnamese cucumber salad or Asian slaw.

  • nancycg56  on  July 13, 2017

    The blue cheese dressing.

  • itadakimasu  on  July 13, 2017

    Garlic Paste sounds like an easy and delicious start!

  • hirsheys  on  July 15, 2017

    The Sicilian chicken salad looks delicious.

  • Cdunn  on  July 15, 2017

    The Indian-Spiced Salmon is my first choice.

  • Grywhp  on  July 15, 2017

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

  • rashaye  on  July 15, 2017

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

  • taurus  on  July 15, 2017

    Vietnamese cucumber salad

  • OnlyTheBest  on  July 15, 2017

    I'd first try Asian slaw.

  • rosyannposy  on  July 15, 2017

    The Kofte and all those slaws sound delicious.

  • PJWilliams  on  July 15, 2017

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

  • sequoia55  on  July 16, 2017

    Fresh ginger and molasses cake

  • jlh39  on  July 16, 2017

    Asian slaw – and one of the Persian recipes.

  • cbendixe  on  July 16, 2017

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

  • dusksunset  on  July 16, 2017

    Pasta alla vongole

  • gjelizabeth  on  July 16, 2017

    Chicken with Vinegar.

  • Newbies  on  July 16, 2017

    Ricotta and tomatoe toast

  • sgpinson  on  July 17, 2017

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

  • Vanderjane  on  July 17, 2017

    Macerated shallot in vinegar before preparing a dressing is genius

  • Sofie168  on  July 17, 2017

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

  • eggplantolive  on  July 18, 2017

    Fried sage salsa verde

  • betsyp  on  July 21, 2017

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

  • dmass  on  July 23, 2017

    I'm anxious to try the Vietnamese Cucumber salad.

  • CCF4  on  July 23, 2017

    Asian Slaw

  • AnnaZed  on  July 24, 2017

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

  • fiarose  on  July 24, 2017

    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  July 25, 2017

    I would like to try the Asian slaw recipe first.

  • orchidlady01  on  July 25, 2017

    I want to make the Ricotta and tomato salad toasts.

  • cowlady  on  July 25, 2017

    Glazed five-spice chicken (page 338)

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