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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - 671 pagina's
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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.
 

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LibraryThing Review

Gebruikersrecensie  - Dreamofaredbird - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the accelerated learning bits an the wild food section. The unbridled joy of life and food comes through in this book. Fab. Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - EllsbethB - LibraryThing

This was a great read with all kinds of different information. Tim has some great advice about experimenting and learning. I keep his list of flavors/spices in my own spice cupboard and refer to it often. Volledige review lezen

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Inhoudsopgave

On the Shoulders of Giants
14
Confessions Promises and Getting to 20 Million
17
META METALEARNING
26
DOM THE DOMESTIC
102
WILD THE WILD
242
SCI THE SCIENTIST
364
PRO THE PROFESSIONAL
474
Back Matter
566
Back Flap
673
Back Cover
674
Spine
675
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2012)

Tim Ferriss is author of the #1 New York Times best sellers The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. He's been called "The Superman of Silicon Valley" by Wired, one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Business People" and "the world's best guinea pig" by Newsweek, which ranked him in its top 10 "most powerful" personalities on the 2012 Digital 100 Power Index. He is an adviser and faculty member at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames Research Center, which focuses on leveraging accelerating technologies to address global problems. Tim's work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Economist, and The New Yorker, among many others.

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