Tim Ferriss’ new book The 4-Hour Chef is now out. I had the pleasure of talking with Tim Ferriss about his new book.
The 4-Hour Chef is more than a cookbook — it’s a cookbook for life.
As you may know, Tim Ferriss it the best-selling author of The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body. The 4-Hour Chef is along the same lines, but now Tim takes things to a new level and a new domain. The subtitle of The 4-Hour Chef says it all: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life. The book is really about learning how to learn anything more effectively, and how to savor your life, a bite a time, a meal at a time, or an experience at a time.
Learning how to cook is a great scenario for the book because it’s something we can easily relate to and apply in our everyday life. Cooking is a topic that can be potentially intimidating or overwhelming, and Tim shows you how to chop it down to size, which is one of the keys to learning faster and more effectively. Along the way, you learn how to truly taste your food, maybe even for the first time, and in turn, your life. It’s about living your life in a high-definition way.
The 4-Hour Chef is also full of surprising insights. One of the things that surprised me the most is the minimum number of tools you need on hand in the kitchen to make some of the greatest meals on Earth. (It’s smaller than you might think.)
In the interview, I ask Tim five questions:
- What is the story you use the most? (we all have them, the favorite story that we use to illustrate our core messages.)
- What’s one great technique that people can use to instantly change the quality of their life?
- What did you learn that surprised you in making the 4-hour chef?
- How do you make time, when you absolutely don’t have time?
- What is a simple way that anyone can start to experiment more with their life style?
I really wanted the readers of Sources of Insight to get some insight that you could use today.
Enjoy the interview.