Samin Nosrat, Author And Host Of SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT Comes To The Colonial In May

Samin Nosrat, Author And Host Of SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT Comes To The Colonial In May

Emerson Colonial Theatre announces a conversation with chef, food writer and star of the Netflix documentary series "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat," Samin Nosrat. The best-selling cookbook author will speak at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets range $35 - $45 and go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. Additionally, a limited number of $75 tickets include entry to a pre-show VIP experience that includes a glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne and a chance to mingle with Ms. Nosrat. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 888.616.0272 or by visiting the box office at the Emerson Colonial Theatre at 106 Boylston Street in Boston. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday at 12pm, Saturday at 10am and closed on Sunday and Monday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to standard service fees.

A book signing with Ms. Nosrat will follow the evening's presentation. "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" will be available for purchase on-site from Harvard Book Store, Harvard Square's landmark independent bookstore.

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 best seller, 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 New York Times Magazine.

Samin Nosrat 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.

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