Books Recommended by Samin Nosrat
Gran Cocina Latina
The Food of Latin America
Maricel E. Presilla
Source: "Vastly detailed and rich with anthropological, historical, and cultural information, I refer to this book first anytime I want to learn or better understand anything about Latin cuisine." - Samin Nosrat
My Bombay Kitchen
Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking
Niloufer Ichaporia King
Source: "Parsi cooking is exquisite, existing at the intersection of Indian and Persian, and I can never get enough of [the author]'s recipes (I adore her Parsi deviled eggs)." - Samin Nosrat
On Food and Cooking
The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
Source: "This explains everything. Literally. I am so grateful to [the author] for his tirelessness, his patience, and his commitment to answering the whys of the kitchen." - Samin Nosrat
Several Short Sentences About Writing
Source: "I saw one day at a store when I was struggling on the 900th draft of my own book and it has been so meaningful and moving to me." - Samin Nosrat
At the Table with an American Original
Sara B. Franklin
Source: "This book is vital, introducing a new generation of readers and eaters to the deeply important life and legacy of Miss Lewis." - Samin Nosrat
or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl
Source: "[The author] is such an important source of inspiration for me, reluctant recipe writer and follower that I am." - Samin Nosrat
Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds
Source: "Most everything I know about Nigerian cooking, I’ve learned from [this author], the nation’s finest culinary writer." - Samin Nosrat
A Natural History of Transformation
Source: "After I audited the class with [the author], he started writing a book about cooking, which ended up being [this book]." - Samin Nosrat
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