Samin Nosrat, The Entire Menu at El Molino Central


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Samin Nosrat is the James Beard Award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the book Salt Fat Acid Heat and the charming host of the Netflix series by the same name. Samin laughs easily, is brimming with curiosity and brings new life and authenticity to the saturated world of food media. Get yourself a boyfriend who looks at you the way Samin looks at a roast chicken.

Samin grew up in San Diego, with an Iranian mother who was a fantastic cook. And while she loves her mother's Persian cooking, her heart belongs to Mexican food, specifically the entire menu at El Molino Central in Sonoma County, California.

Rachel chats with Karen Taylor, owner of El Molino, about what makes her tortillas and tamales so special and Samin and Rachel debate which is the best way to wrap a burrito: in foil or yellow paper.

Then we welcome Bon Appétit magazine's senior editor Andy Baraghani to the show. Andy says he spent his life trying to hide his Iranian heritage until a food magazine asked him to create a Persian spread that reconnected him to his culture. And Rachel cooks Persian rice with Omid Roustaei, a passionate Persian cooking teacher in Seattle. The Caspian Chef teaches her how to make the coveted, crispy tahdig that forms on the bottom of the pot.

Samin Nosrat is speaking at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on March 10th, 2019 and at Revolution Hall in Portland on March 11, 2019

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