The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path To Cooking Like A Pro, Learning Anything, And Living The Good Life
ISBN: 1477800077
EAN13: 9781477800072
Language: English
Pages: 672
Dimensions: 1.89" H x 9.06" L x 7.48" W
Weight: 3.35 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path To Cooking Like A Pro, Learning Anything, And Living The Good Life

Product is currently Out of Stock.
You can add it to your wishlist and you will be notified once we receive a copy.
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.


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 Read More chevron_right

Frequently Asked Questions About The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path To Cooking Like A Pro, Learning Anything, And Living The Good Life

Book Reviews (8)

  |   8  reviews
Did you read The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path To Cooking Like A Pro, Learning Anything, And Living The Good Life? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
   Good book. Typical Ferriss material
Material from the Ferris wheel is also used in the "Back to the Future" movies. You will learn a lot more about the universe than you ever thought possible. Not the best book on cooking out there, but that isn't what he is after, he said. I will always read Ferriss's stuff, just because of his pursuit of knowledge and the slanted way he has been looking at the world.
   Another hit for Tim
Tim has a very good grasp of the English language, even if I have only been reading it since the Four Hour Workweek. For me, the book was more enjoyable than the Four Hour Body. It may be because I have more interest in cooking than in fitness, or perhaps it is just because Tim has published some article relating to it. It held all sorts of cookery books in my hand, from how to gut a deer section to the powdered Nutella. Like a magazine, The New Republic is a must-have. The illusionist's wife, Kate, said he looked at her through a slit in the back and quipped: "Didn't we see that?"
   Condensed wisdom that's meant to be taken with a grain of salt
I have read most of what Tim Ferriss has written to date and to the nay sayers out here the only thing I would say is that Mr. Ferriss can only show the way you as the reader will definitely need to do the serious heavy lifting! That said, I have found his writings quite useful in developing a personal insight and structure that has in turn translated into long-term fulfilment and enjoyment. If you're serious about changing your life for the better, learning new skills and overall just taking a path towards a higher level of evolution, then this book fits really nicely in that backpack you might wanna take along for the journey!
   Fabulous Book
I needed another cookbook like I need the proverbial hole in the head, as I love to cook and have been collecting cookbooks for many years, Melissa said. This is more than a cookbook, Mary Berryhill said. If there is anything you want to learn to do, not just cook, this book will help you. If you just want to make some food that is delicious and tastes like it took far more work than it did, this is the book for you. It's also just a darn good read, I must say. I'm going to be giving lots of copies of this as gifts to people who are hard to shop for. It works so many different levels it comes as close to having something for everyone as you're likely to find, he said.
   Worth it's weight in gold (and that's a lot given how heavy this thing is)
Amazon pre-ordered 4HourChef on Aug. 24 and received it the same day. The book was a delight to read, said Dr. Goin. It feels like an advanced science textbook only I want to read. The first few pages of the book were a great lead in, Morgenthau said. My only concern is that once I get through it the book is going to be a lot more expensive than it's title cover. Now I'm going to have some really cool hobbies, too. I am even more excited about this than I was yesterday because I got to do it in 4 1/2 hours, Mr. Dhaliwal said. As for the content of the book that I've read so far, it's extremely well-written and well-placed. It's a page turner that progresses logically and each new page is an adventure, Raymond said. As soon as I opened the package a big smile came out and I thought, Thatr MF did it again.
   Another of Tim Ferris’s awesome work
I just love Tim Ferris. Even though 600 pages might not seem condensed, most of those pages are recipes. Most books would be at least 2x as long if they covered the same amount of topics he covered. Pauley also writes great books, and I think he infuses his personality into the writing. It's just that it becomes personal." Great work, Tim Ferris. Don't let the haters get to you, if you know Tim Ferris and like his style, then you should be good to go with this book. It's not meant to be read front to back, it's a manual choose your own adventure style.
   Book screams Attention deficit disorder- gave me a headache
It's me, but this book SCREAMS... Wo I can't take it, Gillian. It's just that I got a headache just flipping through the pages. If I had seen it in a book store, I would have never bought it. Amazon will allow returns on certain items, provided the buyer agrees to exchange them. I have enjoyed the authors podcast and read 4 hour work week, said Blair.
   This book is more of a diet/lifestyle than a cookbook.
He has a good reputation, but not many recipes. It would be a disaster, and I would have to eat all the food. I'm not that adventurous, Mr. Meat Loaf said. Atkins says people who are looking for a unique diet could try it. What's more, a diet book?