Was really excited for this after reading the book a few months ago and being surprised to see it featured on Netflix out of nowhere. The book is extremely educational and totally breaks the mold of traditional cookbooks. It thoughtfully details why these four elements are so important, how they impact food and then how to actually use them in across all of your cooking. All of this was lost in the show. This was just another standard 45 minute food-porn montage with all of the education stripped. Disappointed, but it didn’t impact my view on the book. Go pick it up now.
Right after watching I made Chicken Cacciatoreand it made me have the awareness of the four elements, even lining those up first.
SALT FAT ACID HEAT 😍
I always use whole pieces of mixed chicken however…this is what I had this day (make it work); so I added homemade chicken stock from my freezer to get the flavor (fat) that I would have got from the bones of chicken, along with Better than Bouillon.