The book came out on the 20th and when I got home from work that day, a pretty little brown box with a smile on it was waiting for me (i.e., an Amazon box)
The book is HUGE – something on the line of 700 pages – lots of beautiful full page/full color photos, and tons of interesting things aside from cooking.
Now, TF marketed this book to the non-cooks and bachelor types out there. People who are either too afraid to attempt cooking, lack patience for it, or seemingly have no need for it (the aforementioned bachelors) – but, although it isn’t directly said – I think it is perfectly geared to someone like me: I enjoy cooking, experimenting with foods but as a full time working husband and father of 3 – time becomes an issue and convenience needs to be a premium – the method TF uses to break down his recipes and cooking methods/styles is perfect for me.
Honestly, this is like the other 4 Hour books – a great manual for a life skill that can be translated to so many other skills.
I am looking forward to using the DiSSS and CaFE methods of skill acquisition to help me master any of the following things:
- Weight Loss (yes that’s what 4HB was for – and I’ve used it to success – but I think 4HC will help me even further)
- Learning web design/CSS (this goes in line with my love for 4HWW – learning this skill quickly will help my business grow)
- Spanish (I took 5 years of Spanish in school all the way through AP classes and I have nothing to show for it – maybe the methods described will help)
- Learn Krav Maga (quick acquisition of this martial art would be an awesome experiment)
There are so many others that will come up – and I may even detail them here – but, my main goal with this site is to use it to try out recipes and food experiments.
Therefore – expect to start seeing everyone of the meals detailed in 4HC on the site.
Expect some critiques of the methods TF uses – or my own versions – just as an aside, I’ve already tried the way he recommends scrambled eggs and honestly, they may have been the best scrambled eggs I’ve EVER made…what was different? simply adding flavors (via spices and lemon)
If you have an extra $21 to spare – you really ought to pick up the book – if you have a Kindle, you can get it for under $10 – you really can’t go wrong and TF’s storytelling is worth the price even if you consider yourself an accomplished cook/chef!
If you’ve already bought the book – I’d love to hear your feedback – share in the comments below!