Samin Nosrat’s food travel show debuts on Netflix. And in “The Martian,” Matt Damon is stuck on Mars.
SALT FAT ACID HEAT on Netflix. At the beginning of one episode in this new Netflix food travel show, as the chef and journalist Samin Nosrat speaks about how salt “brings food to life,” a montage of images briefly displays Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam.” While tongue-in-cheek (seemingly), the moment does a good job giving a sense of the import this series bestows on the four cooking elements named in the title. Nosrat, a columnist for The New York Times Magazine, is the host of the four-episode series, adapted from her book of the same name. Each episode focuses on a central element: “Salt” brings her