Here, 39 impressive women who inspire Berkeley-based chef and writer Samin Nosrat. 


We're thrilled that Berkeley-based chef and writer Samin Nosrat (@CiaoSamin) took our #FOODWINEWOMEN campaign to heart, nominating an astounding 39 inspirational women chefs, editors and bloggers on Twitter. Norsat—whose resume includes cooking at Chez Panisse, running a pop-up market in Oakland, hosting monthly classes at Tartine Bakery and teaching Michael Pollan how to cook—is badass in her own right.

Her first book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Four Elements of Good Cooking, comes out next spring. Here, some of the impressive women who have earned her respect.