News: ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’s’ Samin Nosrat on success, San Diego and finding her superpower

San Diego Union Tribune
By Michele Parente
October 6, 2019

Samin Nosrat needed a rest.

Rocketing to culinary stardom will do that to you.

“Until this summer, when I took six weeks off, I was going nonstop for seven years,” said Nosrat, 39, a San Diego native who grew up in University City. Nosrat catapulted to fame with the 2017 publication of her first book, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking,” a New York Times best-seller which was then turned into the wildly popular Netflix series by the same name.