By Timothy Ferriss
“If you crossed Jason Bourne with Julia baby, you’d turn out with Tim Ferriss.” – Marco Canora, Chef-Partner of fireplace & Terroir
"Tim Ferriss distills kitchen knowledge like a rotary evaporator on energy surge. the consequences are effective, lucid, and delicious." - Nick Kokonas, Co-Owner, Alinea, subsequent, The Aviary
WHAT for those who may possibly turn into WORLD-CLASS IN something IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS?
The 4-Hour Chef isn’t only a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure advisor to the realm of fast learning.
#1 big apple instances bestselling writer (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from big apple to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets and techniques of the world’s quickest beginners and maximum cooks. Ferriss makes use of cooking to give an explanation for “meta-learning,” a step by step approach that may be used to grasp something, even if searing steak or taking pictures 3-pointers in basketball. that's the actual “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef.
You'll teach contained in the kitchen for every little thing outdoors the kitchen. that includes suggestions and tips from chess prodigies, world-renowned cooks, seasoned athletes, grasp sommeliers, large versions, and everybody in among, this “cookbook for those that don’t purchase cookbooks” is a consultant to learning cooking and life.
The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop trip during the artwork and technological know-how of learning:
1. META-LEARNING. sooner than you discover ways to prepare dinner, you want to learn how to study. META charts the trail to doubling your studying potential.
2. THE household. DOM is the place you study the construction blocks of cooking. those are the ABCs (techniques) which can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.
3. THE WILD. turning into a grasp scholar calls for self-sufficiency in all issues. WILD teaches you to seek, forage, and survive.
4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. this can be the place you rediscover whimsy and wonder.
5. the pro. Swaraj, a time period often linked to Mahatma Gandhi, will be translated as “self-rule.” In professional, we’ll examine how the easiest on the earth develop into the simplest on the earth, and the way you could chart your personal course a ways past this e-book.
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