LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 19: Samin Nosrat speaks attends the Netflix FYSEE Food Day at Raleigh Studios on May 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Netflix)
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The Fridge Staple Samin Nosrat Used To Put On Everything
Chef Samin Nosrat has been having her moment ever since her book titled "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking" became a best seller and a James Beard award winner. Nosrat has always loved food, and she's told LifeHacker all about her favorite condiment throughout her childhood.
Growing up, Nosrat wasn't crazy about ketchup or mayo, but yogurt. "I always put it on everything, including pasta, when I was a kid," the chef recalled. "My brothers and I put it on literally everything, both for the sourness and creaminess, but also because it was a way to cool down the hot food more quickly so we could eat."
The chef continued, "I really love the taste of my mom's meat sauce — spaghetti with meat sauce — with this yogurt on it." Yogurt on spaghetti might sound odd, but yogurt can be a great healthy substitute for heavy cream in pasta recipes, and makes for a refreshing, cooling condiment for spicy foods, much like sour cream.