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The 4-hour chef : the simple path to cooking like a pro, learning anything, and living the good life /

by Ferriss, Timothy; Melcher Media.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : New Harvest, 2012Description: 671 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780547884592 :; 0547884591 :.Title notes: $35.00 12-2012 (db)Other title: Four-hour chef.Subject(s): Cooking | Cookbooks
Contents:
META : meta-learning -- DOM : the domestic -- WILD : the wild -- SCI : the scientist -- PRO : the professional -- APX : appendix.
Summary: Building upon Timothy Ferriss's internationally successful "4-hour" franchise, "The 4-Hour Chef" transforms the way we cook, eat, and learn. Featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs, and interspersed with the radically counterintuitive advice Ferriss's fans have come to expect, "The 4-Hour Chef" is a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking, whether you are a seasoned pro or a blank-slate novice.
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WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS?<br> <br> The 4-Hour Chef isn't just a cookbook. It's a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.<br> <br> #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 .<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:<br> <br> 1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.<br> 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.<br> 3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.<br> 4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.<br> 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.

$35.00 12-2012 (db)

"Produced by Melcher Media."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 643-645) and index.

Building upon Timothy Ferriss's internationally successful "4-hour" franchise, "The 4-Hour Chef" transforms the way we cook, eat, and learn. Featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs, and interspersed with the radically counterintuitive advice Ferriss's fans have come to expect, "The 4-Hour Chef" is a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking, whether you are a seasoned pro or a blank-slate novice.

META : meta-learning -- DOM : the domestic -- WILD : the wild -- SCI : the scientist -- PRO : the professional -- APX : appendix.

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Library Journal Review

Best-selling author Ferriss (The 4-Hour Body) uses cooking to illustrate an accelerated learning process that readers can use to "become world-class in just about anything" in six months or fewer. Ferris insists that those who complete this book's core lessons, which require considerable financial investment, will not only master cooking basics but also lose weight, improve their sex life, and impress their friends. This massive infographic- and chart-filled title straddles the cooking and self-help genres. VERDICT Ferris's approach and motivators aren't for everyone, but his book is hugely (if chaotically) informative, especially for the reader who wants to learn a little about everything-even how to sous-vide fish in a hotel-room sink. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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