The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy FerrissThe 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

byTimothy Ferriss

Hardcover | October 19, 2012

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WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS? The 4-Hour Chef isn't just a cookbook. It's a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world's fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain 'meta-learning,' a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real 'recipe' of The 4-Hour Chef .You'll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this 'cookbook for people who don't buy cookbooks' is a guide to mastering cooking and life. The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.2. THE DOMESTIC. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.5. THE PROFESSIONAL. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as 'self-rule.' In PRO, we'll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.
TIM FERRISS has been called a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk" by The New York Times . He is one of Fast Company 's "Most Innovative Business People" and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. He is also the author of four #1 New York Times and...
Title:The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.13 × 7.5 × 1.92 inPublished:October 19, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547884591

ISBN - 13:9780547884592


Rated 2 out of 5 by from no! This won't help you master anything, practice will
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book did not hold my attention. The characters were flat
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh The author's most recent book, Tribe of Mentors, is, in my opinion, simplistic trash. I gave this one a try with an open mind, but it's drivel like the other. All the life-hacky, life-coachy talk is cliche and learning method is a recipe for Jack of all trades, masters of none. Tim deserves credit for actually being able to make a career from his writings, that's for sure.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from like it i like the process of accelerated learning, i just found this book too packed
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Interesting Again Tim Ferris is a really cool dude, his books are so interesting #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it, have to understand context though I purchased this book wanting to learn how Tim de-constructs things to learn faster. I like the DSS method mentioned and have applied it to complex things that I want to learn quickly. There is some cool random things at the end as well, such as how to shoot 3 pointers which I thought was a nice touch. The only negative comment I can say is I couldn't relate to cooking and going through how he learned to cook as the framework of his fast learning methods
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great learning tool Tim set out with this book to learn a skill he didn't have at the outset. He directed learning vis-a-vis cooking and breaks down the basics so that anyone can learn it. This is a massive comprehensive text that will leave you with the tools and tricks to be the best chef in your house. He simplifies the process and gives you the basics without the details of specific recipes and provides you the basis to be adventurous by pairing flavours that naturally work well together to be creative. Anyone who wants to expand their ability to learn and try new things should break into this book.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book Tim Ferriss continues his 4hr series with this latest installment. I have enjoyed his last two books The 4hr Work Week and The 4hr Body. The 4-Hour Chef continues his same theme of "life hacking" with great an simplistic ways to not only learn cooking from scratch for the absolute beginner but gives guidance on efficiently learning how to learn. I give this a top rating for quality content and excellent value for money.
Date published: 2012-12-10

Editorial Reviews

'Tim Ferriss distills kitchen wisdom like a rotary evaporator on power surge. The results are potent, lucid, and delicious.' - Nick Kokonas, Co-Owner, Alinea, Next, The Aviary 'Wildly inventive.. [a] rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders. [T]he tools needed to learn to cook well can be deployed in every manner of endeavor, from skinning a deer to memorizing a deck of cards. The author distills them into minimal, learnable units and examines how to order the units so as to keep readers engaged in their endeavors. Ferriss is a beguiling guide to this process, at once charmingly smart aleck-y and deadly serious, and he aims to make readers knowledgeable and freethinking.' - Kirkus Reviews