How is it possible that understanding these four elements is pretty much everything we need to know to cook well? Rick and Kate take the lead from Samin Nosrat, author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook and star of the Nefflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. They break down each component and how they use it (or don’t use it enough) when cooking. With hundreds of choices of salt, how do you make the best choice for a meal? What role does fat play in texture and flavor? Ever wonder exactly why acid is so crucial to a dish? What principles of heat do you need to know and adjust as you cook? How does respecting, appreciating, and understanding simple ingredients transform your cooking? Kate and Rick will help you sort it all out.