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 best-selling 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 a 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, supermodels, and everyone in between, this cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks is a guide to mastering cooking and life.

About the author

Timothy Ferriss is the author of the number 1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. He's called "The Superman of Silicon Valley" by Wired magazine, one of Fast Company’s "Most Innovative Business People", and "the world’s best guinea pig" by Newsweek, which ranks him the 7th most powerful personality in their Digital 100 Power Index 2012.

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.