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New cookbook alert: Rising food star Samin Nosrat wants to teach everyone to improvise like a chef

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Samin Nosrat knows she’s living in a bubble, and by that she doesn’t mean North Berkeley. On a sodden afternoon in late February, she’s sitting on the couch in her snug but homey apartment, biding time until the April 25 publication of her first cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat . “Pretty much only friends have seen it,” she says. “It’s a nice imaginary world where the book is beloved, so I feel like my main job is to go to therapy and separate the book from my ego.” A chef, cooking teacher, and writer, Nosrat is a bit like the porridge bread at Tartine: beloved among the Bay Area’s food-obsessed, but largely unknown elsewhere. That began to change last year when she appeared in an episode of Cooked , Michael Pollan’s Netflix series. Pollan wrote the foreword to Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat , which also bears a cover blurb from Alice Waters, Nosrat’s boss during the three years she...

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