The 4 hour Chef Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The 4 hour Chef


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547884592

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The 4 hour Chef Excerpt :

Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.

The 4 Hour Body Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The 4 Hour Body


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2010-12-14
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307463654

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The 4 Hour Body Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The game-changing author of Tribe of Mentors teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort. “A practical crash course in how to reinvent yourself.”—Kevin Kelly, Wired Is it possible to reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Indeed, and much more. The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body using data science. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. It’s the wisdom Tim used to gain 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works. You will learn (in less than 30 minutes each): • How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails • How to prevent fat gain while bingeing over the weekend or the holidays • How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested • How to produce 15-minute female orgasms • How to triple testosterone and double sperm count • How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks • How to reverse “permanent” injuries • How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more exercise. You need immediate results that compel

The 4 Hour Work Week Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The 4 Hour Work Week


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307353139

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The 4 Hour Work Week Excerpt :

Offers techniques and strategies for increasing income while cutting work time in half, and includes advice for leading a more fulfilling life.

Just a Cook Book Book

Just a Cook Book


  • Author : George M. Clark & Company
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1902
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822031019847

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The 4 hour Workweek Book
Score: 3.5
From 37 Ratings

The 4 hour Workweek


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780091929114

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The 4 hour Workweek Excerpt :

How to reconstruct your life? Whether your dream is experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book teaches you how to double your income, and how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want.

Tools of Titans Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Tools of Titans


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328683786

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Tools of Titans Excerpt :

"Fitness, money, and wisdom--here are the tools. Over the last two years ... Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe. Now, the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans"--Page 4 of cover.

The Science of Cooking Book

The Science of Cooking


  • Author : Stuart Farrimond
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465470799

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Get answers to all your cooking science questions, and cook tastier, more nutritious food using fundamental principles, practical advice, and step-by-step techniques. Where does the heat come from in a chili pepper? Why is wild salmon darker than farmed? Does searing meat really "seal in" the juices? A good recipe goes a long way, but if you can master the science behind it, you'll be one step ahead. Using full-color images, stats and facts through infographics, and an engaging Q&A format to show you how to perfect your cooking, The Science of Cooking brings food science out of the lab and into your kitchen. Topics include meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, pulses and grains, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, baked goods, and more, making it perfect for perfecting everyday cooking as well as for special meals.

Tribe of Mentors Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Tribe of Mentors


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 627
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328994967

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Tribe of Mentors Excerpt :

Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world's highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice

A Good Food Day Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

A Good Food Day


  • Author : Marco Canora
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385344920

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A Good Food Day Excerpt :

In A Good Food Day, more than 100 recipes made with good-for-you ingredients make a good food day--a day when feeling good and eating well go hand in hand--easy and attainable. After years of thoughtless eating that led to weight gain and poor health, chef Marco Canora knew he had to make every day a good food day: a whole day in which every meal was full of healthy and delicious ingredients. But he wasn’t willing to give up flavor for health. Instead of dieting, he decided to make simple, natural recipes fit for a food lover’s palate. Marco explains the secret powers of good-for-you ingredients (such as low-GI carbohydrates and alkaline-forming greens), and then builds them into recipes that are all about satisfaction, such as Amaranth Polenta with Tuscan Kale, Black Rice Seafood Risotto, Citrus-Spiked Hazelnut and Rosemary Granola, and Chickpea Crepe Sandwiches. He covers techniques to coax natural flavor out of dishes, including infusing seasoning into vegetable salads and pounding fresh herbs and spices into lean meats. To make a lasting change in your diet, the food you eat has to be delicious. A Good Food Day is for people who love real food, and know that healthy and flavorful can go hand in hand.

The Good Gut Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Good Gut


  • Author : Justin Sonnenburg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698181021

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The groundbreaking science behind the surprising source of good health Stanford University’s Justin and Erica Sonnenburg are pioneers in the most exciting and potentially transformative field in the entire realm of human health and wellness, the study of the relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms representing thousands of species to which our bodies play host, the microbes that we collectively call the microbiota. The microbiota interacts with our bodies in a number of powerful ways; the Sonnenburgs argue that it determines in no small part whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody. The microbiota has always been with us, and in fact has coevolved with humans, entwining its functions with ours so deeply, the Sonnenburgs show us, humans are really composite organisms having both microbial and human parts. But now, they argue, because of changes to diet, antibiotic over-use, and over-sterilization, our gut microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event,” which is causing our bodies to go haywire, and may be behind the mysterious spike in some of our most troubling modern afflictions, from food allergies to autism, cancer to depression. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Good Gut offers a new plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. In this groundbreaking work, the Sonnenburgs show how we can keep our microbiota off the endangered species list and how we can strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health. The answer is unique for each of us, and it changes as you age. In this important and timely investigation, the Sonnenburgs look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nourishment of your own individual microbiome. Caring for our gut microbes may be the most important health choice we can make.

Sous Chef Book
Score: 3.5
From 910 Ratings

Sous Chef


  • Author : Michael Gibney
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804177887

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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food—the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider’s perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef “This is excellent writing—excellent!—and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney’s.”—Gabrielle Hamilton “[Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who ‘desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life.’”—T

Secrets of the Best Chefs Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Secrets of the Best Chefs


  • Author : Adam Roberts
  • Publisher : Artisan
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579655297

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Secrets of the Best Chefs Excerpt :

Learn to cook from the best chefs in America Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion, one that Roberts understands deeply and transfers to the reader with flair, thoughtfulness, and good humor: a love and appreciation of cooking. Roberts adapts recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Roy Choi, Harold Dieterle, Sara Moulton, and more. The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!

Homemade with Love Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Homemade with Love


  • Author : Jennifer Perillo
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762448340

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Homemade with Love Excerpt :

With its delectable recipes and charming girl-next-door tone, Homemade With Love is sure to be a welcome addition to the kitchens of longtime readers of the blog, In Jennie's Kitchen. Jennifer Perillo has long written on the pleasures and importance of cooking from scratch, buying local, and eating at home. Jennie shares her love for her farmers' markets and local purveyors while dishing out a hearty dose of practical culinary know-how for the working parent-or any busy cook. Jennie has been writing online since 2006, and developing recipes for more than 15 years, even after the sudden death of her young husband, Mikey, in 2011. Gathering her family together around the table was her recipe for healing; though many things about her life have changed, her commitment to eating for nourishment-physical and spiritual-has not. A seasoned recipe developer and personal chef, Jennie has crafted shortcuts (like two homemade all-purpose baking mixes, used as a base for baked goods such as breads, muffins, and cupcakes) to make good eating just a little easier. Try recipes like Orange-Scented Waffles, Carrot Fennel Soup, Lentil Ricotta Meatballs, Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie, Strawberry Blender Sherbet, and Lemon Buttermilk Doughnuts. Simple, soulful recipes for every meal of the day emphasize farm-fresh produce and whole foods. Jennie's distinctive voice is an evangelist for eating close to home, lingering around the table.

Ask a Manager Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Ask a Manager


  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399181825

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From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager

Learn Like a Pro Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Learn Like a Pro


  • Author : Barbara Oakley PhD
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250799388

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Learn Like a Pro Excerpt :

A book for learners of all ages containing the best and most updated advice on learning from neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Do you spend too much time learning with disappointing results? Do you find it difficult to remember what you read? Do you put off studying because it’s boring and you’re easily distracted? This book is for you. Dr. Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe have both struggled in the past with their learning. But they have found techniques to help them master any material. Building on insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, they give you a crash course to improve your ability to learn, no matter what the subject is. Through their decades of writing, teaching, and research on learning, the authors have developed deep connections with experts from a vast array of disciplines. And it’s all honed with feedback from thousands of students who have themselves gone through the trenches of learning. Successful learners gradually add tools and techniques to their mental toolbox, and they think critically about their learning to determine when and how to best use their mental tools. That allows these learners to make the best use of their brains, whether those brains seem “naturally” geared toward learning or not. This book will teach you how you can do the same.