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In The 4-Hour Chef, #1 New York Times best-selling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the worlds fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to teach meta-learning, a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak, speaking Spanish, or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. 6 Reasons to Read This Book Even if You Hate Cooking Youll Learn How to Become World-Class in Any Skill in Record Time. Whether you want to learn how to speak a new language in three months, how to shoot a three-pointer in one weekend, or how to memorize a deck of cards in less than a minute, the true recipe of this book is exactly that: a process for acquiring any skill. The vehicle I chose is cooking. Yes, Ill teach you all the most flexible techniques of culinary school using 14 strategically chosen meals, all with four or fewer ingredients, and all taking 5-20 minutes to prepare (literally, The 4-Hour Chef). But I wrote this book to make you a master student of all things. Eating (And Life) Will Become High-Definition. In China, a common greeting is Chi le, mei you? or Have you eaten? This is the universal check-in. So I pose the question to you: have you really eaten? I now realize that before writing 4HC, I hadnt. Back then, food was either good or bad, hot or cold, spicy or not. Now, its a million colors, and I can pick out the subtleties: the cilantro or tarragon, the umami savoriness, or the lack of vinegar. Its like going from a 7 black-and-white TV to HD. Before 4HC, much of my life was in black and white. As youll see, the awareness we build in the kitchen and in related adventures will affect everything. Life itself becomes high-definition. You Will Get Into The Best Shape of Your Life. The dishes youll learn, apart from desserts for cheat day, are all compliant with the Slow-Carb Diet, which has become a global phenomenon (page 74). Fat loss of 20 pounds in the first month is not uncommon. If you follow this book, you wont have to think about following a diet, since its built in. If you ever decide to follow another diet, youll be twice as effective, because youll understand how to manipulate and maximize food. It Doesnt Take Much to Become Impressive. In the first 24 hours, Ill take you from burning scrambled eggs to osso buco, one of the most expensive menu items in the world. If 28% of Americans cant cook at all, and if another third are on some variation of mac and cheese, having even one seemingly difficult meal up your sleeve puts you in rare company. Make that two bulletproof meals and you can host impressive dinner parties for the rest of your life. Cooking is The Mating Advantage. If youre looking to dramatically improve your sex life, or to catch and keep the one, cooking is the force multiplier. Food has a crucial role in well-planned seduction for both sexes, whether in long-term relationships (MLBJ, page 234) or on first dates (Sexy-Time Steak, page 186). For real romantic superpowers, learn how to teach the skill of tasting (Learning to Taste, page 50). Because Its Fun. The practical fails more than wed like to admit. Ill take breaks in this book as often as necessary to keep you amused. Food marathons? Check (page 468). Hysterical kitchen lore anecdotes? Tons. Eating 14,000 calories in 20 minutes (page 454)? Why not? This isnt a textbook. Think of it as a choose-your-own-adventure book. As Bruce Lee said, Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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