Thursday, May 9, 2013

Book Review: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life By: Tim Ferriss

ISBN-13: 978-0547884592

To start, let me just say-I had never heard of Tim Ferriss when I picked up this book on a whim.  I did not realize this was his 3rd book, nor did I realize the broad range of topics we would be discussing.  I picked up this 634+page book on a Wednesday and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!  Like a junkie on a bender-I had to go until I couldn't go anymore...I finished it on Sunday (4.5days).

To begin, I appreciate Tim's honesty about his trials and errors in the kitchen and what brought him to take on the haute cuisine hurdle.  I felt Tim captured the essence of what good chefs focus on daily:
  • You never know everything about [food].  
  • Everyday you learn something new. 
  • Simple is best.
Through Tim's journey he tackled the complexities of learning languages and why we make it harder than it needs to be.  He touched on the balance of diet and exercise and how to get fit, maintain it and still enjoy the spoils of life.  In addition to survivor skills, knot tying and shooting the perfect 3-point shot.

You will walk away from this book looking at the world in a new light.  That, I promise.

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