The 4-Hour Chef – The First Kindle Fire Book Teaser (Want a Free Kindle Fire?)

A first look at the beta-cover of The 4-Hour Chef. Let me know what you think.

The magic elves and I have been hard at work on an early Christmas gift for you all. In fact, there are quite a few goodies in this post, including 50 free Kindle Fire devices!

Let’s start with one of the most time-sensitive…

The 4-Hour Chef is Live!

The 4-Hour Chef is now on sale on Amazon!

I’ve been keeping things under wraps, but there is one big surprise. For the last 5 years, the most frequent request from blog readers has been a guide to mental performance. In other words, answering the question: how do you deconstruct and learn any skill?

Well, I’ve been listening all along, and that book is here!

Here’s the complete title: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life. Intended to be “the cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks,” The 4-Hour Chef will use food as a vehicle to teach the art and science of meta-learning–the skill of learning skills. Whether you want to learn a new instrument or a new sport (or anything in between), you’ll have a field-tested and research-backed blueprint. In addition to insight from world-class chefs, we’ll have an unreal cast of characters helping you to multiply your learning potential.

For a limited time, to celebrate the announcement, you can pre-order The 4-Hour Chef for 50-80% off. Instead of $30 for print, you can reserve a copy for $15. Instead of $22 for Kindle, you can get it for $5.99.

You can cancel anytime up to ship date, so there is no downside, only locked-in savings.

Sidenote…

Why might you buy the physical book, even in addition to the Kindle? Three reasons:

1) It will be gorgeous, a wonderful tactile experience, and truly unlike any cookbook you’ve ever seen.

2) I’ll be thinking up bonuses for people who buy the print edition early.

3) It would really help me out. Inexplicably, The New York Times excludes all advice/how-to books from their e-book bestseller list, so only the print edition counts towards the bestseller list. Silly, but there you have it!

See the full book description, sneak-peek photos, and more here.

A Christmas Countdown Experiment: The 4-Hour Chef Teaser

Next, I present to you the first Kindle Fire book teaser and app!

100% free and titled “A Christmas Countdown Experiment: The 4-Hour Chef Teaser,” it includes a seven-day Christmas countdown advent calendar, with unusual tips that allow you to enjoy wine, cookies, and all the other holiday vices… while losing fat.

From strategic yo-yo dieting and tequila hot chocolate, to exploding cows and tattoos, it’s full of surprises. Here’s are a few screenshots and the introduction video, followed by the download link…

Main menu – just tap any food for the recipe and much more.

I love advent calendars! Tap any day for your prescription or reward.

Download The 4-Hour Chef Teaser here. Please note! This version is limited to Kindle Fire at the moment, but the iPad (iOS) and general Android versions are almost done. They’ll be coming along shortly, and I’ll keep you posted.

But… why not get yourself a free Kindle Fire? That’s next.

50 Free Kindle Fire Devices

If you don’t yet have a Kindle Fire and would one for free, I’m giving away 50 of them. This is a thank you for providing so much helpful feedback over the last six months.

Here’s how to get one:

1) Just spread the word in the next 48 hours! Send people to this blog post or The 4-Hour Chef page on Amazon. Here are some ideas: Facebook like, Facebook sharing, retweets, Twitter, e-mail, e-mail signature, street miming. The last one doesn’t scale as well as the others.

2) By 11am PST this Thursday (Dec. 1), leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. If possible, quantify the impact (clicks, page views, etc.), and be sure to follow these two rules, which are required for your entry to be valid:

– In the first line, tell me what you’d most like to learn in The 4-Hour Chef.

– Keep the entire comment to 200 words or fewer, so use bullets!

We’ll consider the first 300 submissions, and a few judges and I will choose the 50 we think did the best job (subjective, I know). Then we ship them off! Void where prohibited, Martians under 21 not allowed, etc., etc. Winners will be announced next week.

Happy holidays!

Much more to come…

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896 Replies to “The 4-Hour Chef – The First Kindle Fire Book Teaser (Want a Free Kindle Fire?)”

  1. Hey Tim!

    Posted on my facebook– http://www.facebook.com/riotsauce

    Posted on Twitter — both links to blog and amazon + tags to you and the fourhourchef twitters — http://www.twitter.com/bennargi

    I also work in the kitchen at the Nittany Lion Inn and am looking forward to trying some of the recipes. I’ve been experimenting with slow carb recipes there on my own and it will be nice to actually use some recipes coming from the guy that started it all.

    You’ll have to take my word that I’ve gotten my friends/family/co-workers hooked on your books but it’s true!

    Cheers!

    -Ben Nargi (Penn State University)

  2. I’m looking forward to pick up effective techniques that I can keep in mind when cooking and learning — mantras to inspire! You did it with your first two books and I’m sure I’ll learn a bunch that I never thought about in this one.

    Can’t wait to read it! I just tweeted and facebooked a link to the Amazon page to my 630 twitter followers (most of whom I know personally and are highly engaged with my tweets) and to my 350 Facebook friends.

    Looking forward to reading!

  3. I liked it on Facebook, shared the link with a quip about my lack of cooking ability, and retweeted. I’ll think of something creative and quantify it before Thursday. It’s easier to pimp the 4-Hour Body (I’ve got an NFL player on the T-boosting protocol and I rammed a copy in the book depository at my old town’s library, for examples) but I’ll figure somethin’ out. For the Kindle and since I really get a lot out of your work.

  4. Hi Tim,

    – Consider yourself re-tweeted, liked, and emailed to 1,000+ contacts

    Looking forward to the Four Hour Chef, am most interested in tackling quick and easy recipes that will provide energy throughout the day. Plus of course, am all about the interactive holiday Kindle app. Who doesn’t love wine and cookies?

    -Last, thanks again for your guest appearance last month at Yelp. We all appreciated your insight.

  5. I’m looking forward to seeing what techniques Tim breaks down from the professional chefs, what they share, and how much is culinary training really necessary.

    I posted this blog post to my Twitter feed (@injuryexpert) and am inviting Tim to be a guest on my SI Inside Fantasy podcast.

  6. The standard FB Like, Retweet, and +Google. But to be inventive, I have sent out 30 carrier pigeons to Toledo, hoping to influence some people in Middle America.

    As for the cookbook, I’m looking for a way to produce chia seed bars! The magic seeds are great, but need a better way to eat them then in my morning beverage.

  7. Hi I referred all my friends from facebook here. The one thing i’d love to here about is how to stick with any diet. I get bored after 1 week and old habits creep back in. I really am desperate to know.

  8. I’m most interested in hearing your throughts on the combination of spices and flavours. Your work on four hour body was fascinating and since I know how well you delve into the science of things, I’m expecting this to be an impressive read.

    I’m pumped you’ve got a new book! I own both editions of 4 hour work week plus your Four Hour Body and likely this one too. Would love a fire to read it on 🙂

    I spread the word on Google+ and Twitter for you!

  9. I have just mentioned The 4-Hour Chef on a Czech national TV. I am guessing 20 000+ viewers, since it was at night. I would say that half of them speaks english good enough to be able to read the book.

    I haven’t done it yet, but I will pre-order a hardcover version.

    I would like to learn how to speak french in less than four months, because my girlfriend’s family speaks only french and I will meet them in April for the first time (a long distance relationship can work…)

    I think they will love me, if I cook something for them.

    LS

  10. Hey Tim,

    Thanks! Shared it with everyone I know – I would love to grab a Kindle Fire 😀

    1.) Liked & Shared with all my 4300+ friends on facebook

    2.) Tweeted it to all my followers

    3.) Sent the link to my mailing list of over 4500+ people

    4.) Posted on my blog (which currently gets about 30-40K pageviews a month)

    5.) Sent an email to my mom and dad about it because they are great fans!

    I wont have time to do street miming but, I posted 20 posters advertising your new Kindle Fire Collaboration with links in a local university with over 20,000+ students.

    It was a LONG day mate 🙂

    Let me know if you would like to verify any of the above claims, I have proof 🙂

    Thanks dude

    Great job

    Dilanka

  11. I want to learn, by power of example, specific methods and systems that would help me acquire information faster, understand it better and apply it with success. In short: apart from learning more about food and how to cook I would be interested in: systems, processes and tips that can be applied in all areas of life.

    I posted:

    – a link to the book on three facebook profiles – total about 2000 friends

    – the link on my twitter profile- 158 followers

    – a banner with link on my travel website (in signature)- should get 5000 views in 48 hours

    – a link and recommendation on the facebook page – 1665 fans

    – Instant messaged over 100 friends with recommendation and link

    – a message and link on a facebook group: 4000 members

    and recommended the book to my friends.

  12. Can’t wait to give this a read. I published this via the following:

    Twitter (6,307 followers): https://twitter.com/#!/rejects/status/141672802901172225

    Retweeted via my website’s Twitter account (37,339 followers): https://twitter.com/#!/rejectnation

    Facebook (670 friends and subscribers): http://www.facebook.com/neilmiller/posts/124982344281365

    And published via Tumblr: http://rejectinterrupted.com/

    Personally, I’m all in for the ‘lose fat during the holidays’ part.

  13. I’m Disappointed – apparently you can’t preorder the kindle edition on an international scale – the option is blocked where I am.

    Why the targeted marketing? Decided to shift to more traditional tactics?

  14. Bullet: Retweeted to the people that follow me on Twitter.

    Powder: Shared on Facebook to all of the people that are obsessed with checking to see if I’ve shared something interesting.

    Barrel: Did a public +1 for the thousands of weirdos who check to see what’s going on “nearby” on Google+.

    Trigger: Commented on this site, which I have never been to before, and now am poking around and finding out there is content here that could be of use to me…

    I know you said to use “bullets” but I figured I should switch it up a little.

    I love to hack life and it seems your site is full of tips trick and alternative ways of doing things = appeal.

    Thanks for your time!

  15. Retweeted the post to help spead the word. Always fun to see your idea’s on marketing and PR. I am looking forward to the book for the cooking tips, but also they basic algorithm based solutions you have developed to learning skills.

  16. Hey Tim, I’m promoting the hell out of your book. Thanks again for all of your words of wisdom.

    I would like to learn more about the lost art of buying from a butcher. It would be great to learn all the types of cuts (shoulder, belly, head, thigh, etc.) I think the nyt recently wrote about this lost art? Maybe, maybe not.

    – Facebook (911 Friends) & liked the FB page.

    https://www.facebook.com/alex.grabowski

    -Twitter (meager 20 followers. working on it)

    retweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/algrabow

    -E-mailed family members and family friends who already know of my allegiance, but must be reminded incessantly

    -Banishing the “disbelievers” from any future house parties i have

    -Will stand outside busy metro stop with poster tomorrow and post the picture

  17. I posted to my 692+ fb friends, 75 twitter followers and posted on my blog.

    I’m a personal trainer. My customer base consist of mostly regular people trying to stay healthy and maintain a decent fitness level. With that said,

    – I’m looking for practical ways to cook really good tasting calorie conscious convenient meals for a family or for a single person.

    – An organized method to shop for necessary spices and condiments

    – Tools that are needed on hand

    – A very “dumbed down” method of teaching step by step of what to do from the grocery store to the kitchen cabinets. Assume you are a single person moving into a new apartment with nothing. What cooking stuff do I need to have? This might sound silly, but I wasn’t exactly sure what a masher or meat tenderizer was up until recently

  18. I’m a college student trying to make it in the world of entrepreneurship and lets just say, student loans aren’t giving me money. I really want to get the 4-Hour Chef for my mother who is a great cook, but cooks very unhealthily and her weight and eating habits are starting to show in her health. She loves to read, and loves to cook, so this is undoubtedly the perfect christmas gift for her. Plus she doesn’t have a Kindle and I’m sure that’d be on her list as well. I have put a picture link ad on my website glovesoffsports.com for you and retweeted and shared this on facebook on my company page and personal page! Thanks!

  19. I’m a chef, and I’m interested in 4-Hour Chef not because I think it will teach me new skills for cooking but because I am always interested in new ways of thinking about food and skills. My mind is the most important tool I have as a chef and anything I can do to strengthen it is worthwhile.

    Ive facebook liked, posted and tweeted this blog post.

  20. =) After lending out my copy of The 4 Hour Body to a few friends, I amassed a bit of a following for fellow slow-carbers. Personally, I’ve lost over 140 lbs and kept it off for over 3 years eating pretty much exactly as you had described in 4HB and The Slow Carb Cookbook. Honestly, I can’t give you credit for my success, but I’ve got to give you some very serious props for coming to the right conclusions and shouting them from the rooftops in a way like I only wish I could. Much respect, sir.

    At any rate, I’ve dispersed the good word on the upcoming release to my fellow dreamlining, lifehacking, slow-carbing, 4-Hour-Universe fans and have my fingers most sincerely crossed that you’ll look favorably upon my humble efforts.

    As for what I hope to get from your new book: man, I’ve so often read and heard about sous-vide cooking but never worked up the cojones (or the cash monies) to give it a shot. I’m looking for a really good excuse to dive in. Prove to me that it’s worth my time, money and calories?

    =)

    All the best,

    Alex

  21. I recently realized ive been putting a lot of crap into my body in the form of alcohol, tobacco and terrible fast food. I decided to try learning to cook and by God! It tastes great and I feel ten times better! More energy and just plain feel better. I want to extend that feeling. This book will enlighten me on what else I don’t know.

    I shared this to my personal FB and to my business FB ( /BeerdCo) that has 4500+ followers as well as tweeted this post and retweeted HTG’s post. Thank you!

  22. I don’t know if it’s in the book, but I’d like to learn how to cook a turkey that wasn’t super dry like the disaster I cooked up for Thanksgiving.

    I’m sending the link to a few people via e-mail/chat, and I like the beta cover design. Is that a turkey?

  23. Tim, I loved the other 2 books – have print & kindle versions. I’m looking forward to finding out how you deconstruct cooking! I have a busy physical therapy practice & your methods have helped me become more efficient!

    I posted links to this blog article on Facebook, Twitter (@BudWardPT, @ArundelPT, & @PracticeMaverck), & in my practice newsletter. This is a total reach of ~1000 people! Hope it helps you hit your goal!

    Bud

    (deconstructionist in training)

  24. I’d most like to learn about foods that will clean your body of accumulated toxins as well as eating for optimal brain function. Some info on Traditional Chinese Medicine would be killer too! Maybe some Ayurvedic stuff as well? (I’m a die-hard naturalist)

    – I emailed 113 people I know who have interests in your work (mostly old HS friends and coworkers)

    – retweeted

    – liked on facebook

    – shared on my FB wall

    – posted links on friend’s walls who are familiar with your work

    – shared the link with FB groups that would most likely buy (think Vince Wong’s Project 1% group, which by the way got the first like in the first seven seconds)

    – I am nearing the end of writing a manual on how to hack sobriety and will reference some of your work.

    All together, reached just shy of 3,000 people. QUALIFIED people

    Your stuff rules!

  25. I liked this on FB to my > 500 friends. I also shared it on Google+ to my public circles (700+ followers). I hope I’ve made at least a small impact.

    I would love to read about quick meals (like kettlebell for your stomach). I’m also interested in a muscle-building diet (as I’m built like a distance runner). Lately I’ve been doing low-carb/slow-carb, and I’d love some new ideas for that too.

    Can’t wait to read the new book! (And the agile pedophile returns for the trailer?)

  26. Hi Tim,

    I posted a tweet to my twitter followers: http://twitter.com/LiteraryAnalyst

    I want to learn how to shop for good food before it’s cooked (how to purchase good cuts of meat, the right fish, fruits/vegetables (according to seasons) etc. when to purchase food at its best and what to look for so that you know its being bought when it is at it’s best. What is the most efficient and fastest way to do this so that it can be easily replicated each time…for a career women.

    Love the cover!

  27. Awesome! Pre-ordered! Also shared link on facebook, 2 twitter accounts, and emailed my closest friends and family.

    After 4HB helped me go from 280lbs to 200lbs I can’t wait to see how this book changes my life.

    Happy Holidays Tim

  28. “Liked” on Facebook and RT’d to Twitter followers.

    I really hope to learn how to manipulate various ingredients and spices to make simple, yet fresh and delicious meals. Wouldn’t hurt to learn a new skill while I’m at it, I’ve been telling myself I need to learn Spanish.

    Cheers Tim!

  29. Very interested in learning to enjoy some of the great foods of the season without gaining weight. I especially love the wine…I am a Mommy to four so ….got to have the wine you know?! So far I am spreading the word by telling Mommies at the bus stop, text, tweeting, told Budget Savy Diva a fantastic blogger, posted to facebook. Thinking of starting smoke signals but promise won’t use it as an opportunity to make smores!!

  30. First off I would like to thank you for all the effort you have put into your books. I am a bit of a knowledge junkie and your books are like my favorite “fix.” I am extremely passionate about health, fitness, and just squeezing every ounce of awesomeness out of life. I liked this on facebook and talked my family and friend’s ears off telling them about your new book. I told them that they don’t need to buy it for me for my birthday because I already pre-ordered it :). Thanks again,

    Allie

  31. Already pre-ordered the book! I shared via facebook, twitter, linked in AND even pre ordered books for 5 of my closest friends!!! I ride the train into LA everyday (1.5 hrs each way) and sit behind a desk for another 8hrs. I would like to see some quick low calorie recipes for us who don’t get much exercise during the day…these would be lunch recipes, so low calorie, high protein would be key. A kindle would do me WONDERS, right now I’m reading atleast a book a week an a kindle fire would be greatly appreciated. Your work is wonderful and you have truly inspired me. Thanks!

  32. I would like most to learn how to incorporate fresh ingredients (those which I can grow myself) into my everyday cooking. Things that are healthy, fresh, and delicious.

    I informed my parents, close friends, a few professors at school, and one wanna-be chef who seemed really into it – he immediately preordered one (how’s that for a metric? – we got a sale!). Additionally, I posted to my facebook (581 friends) and to my blog, which has 40+ followers who all seem to actually read what I post. Lastly, I shouted “FOUR HOUR CHEF IS ON PRESALE AT AMAZON” several times across campus.” I don’t know how well that last one worked,

  33. I would like to have some more slow-carb recipes. I re-tweeted and liked on facebook, of which I have 632 friends that will see it. I also spread the word at the hospital in which I work about all of your books and methods. Most people think I am crazy, but my results can not be argued. Keep up the good work!

    -T

  34. I would love to learn how to handle raw meat. Considering I mainly eat and cook vegetarian items, my significant other likes meaty meals but hasn’t had time to cook due to work. I would like to learn the basics of handling meat and then learn how to cook according to the way people want it (well done, rare, etc). I retweeted, Facebook liked, shared, and emailed this! Thanks for the great opportunity!

  35. Tweeted

    Facebooked (settings: public)

    G+ ed. (settings: public)

    All w/ personalized messages, because, hey, I’m happy w/ all the fat loss thanks to kettlebells, but am skeptical/intrigued that you stated in 4HB that you don’t cook, now you’re a chef? Well, you embrace controversy, and my comments go there. 🙂

  36. With this book, I want to be able to cook a fabulous dinner for my girlfriend and for my family complete with dessert and wine pairing ALL BY MYSELF!

    Posted it to 4 FB pages, twitter, and LinkedIN:

    -https://twitter.com/#!/MattBailey84

    -https://www.facebook.com/canadianfreeflyers

    -http://www.facebook.com/OrigDig

    -http://www.facebook.com/aworldofinspiration

    -http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-bailey/b/7ab/783

    -http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797145256&ref=tn_tnmn

    Good Luck.

  37. P.S. – just wanted to say . . .

    I loved 4HB and I love learning tips like avoiding BPA from books like “truth about six pack abs” which you touched on recently and showed me how the author got started. I hope for more of that too!

  38. What I’d most like to learn: how someone goes from full-out know-nuthin about cooking to being a chef.

    Tweeted @susankitchens

    Facebooked (settings: public)

    G+ ed. (settings: public)

    All w/ personalized messages, because, hey, I’m happy w/ all the fat loss thanks to kettlebells, but am skeptical/intrigued that you stated in 4HB that you don’t cook, now you’re a chef? Well, you embrace controversy, and my comments go there. 🙂

    [feel free to delete previous comment. Hadta RTFM a bit, there.]

  39. Tim

    Looking good! I want to learn tips and techniques for preparing nutritious healthy meals that I can enjoy alongside the principles of 4HB (eg. slow carb options). I am hoping that this book gives me an insightful broad overview of different styles of cuisine which I can learn to master.

    Tweeted to 3295 followers

    Posted to some relevant FB groups (Ferriss/4HB fans)

    Creating a blog post

    Starting a massive FIRE using KINDLING with an image of the book on the top in the centre of London…..

    Cant wait to get hold of this one!

    Tom

  40. -I really just want to learn how to continue improving my life. 4 hour body helped me lose 23lbs that I’ve been trying all my life to lose. I can’t thank Tim enough for that.

    I’ve even helped my mother and brother lose weight with the slow carb, it’s an amazing plan.

    I posted this on my personal facebook and my music page. Personal is 300 close friends, music page is 5,118 likes.

    I’ve been looking at the Fire for my mother for Christmas. I’m getting a hard copy.

  41. Tim,

    Congratulation on you’re NEw book, eBook and 4 the kindle fire promo. I have re-tweeted about this to my 100 + followers and I’m going 2 put a post on my blog about it 3.

    I was beginning to wonder what you were doing with your other 36 hours. Thought you got lazy like the rest of us out here. Glad to see you were busy as usual

    I will pre order ure book and I’m not going to get S. Kings new Book to help your sales be ra best on NYT and Amazon ATBSL!

    Your loyal fan,

    Mario

    ps. I’d be willing to shout from rooftop that you, Tim Ferris, are my Hero if I’d be in Kindle Fire country sooner.

  42. I’m hoping to learn:

    how to learn better and faster, and

    Teach my fiance how to cook quick and healthy

    I RT’d the post and put it on Facebook. Est. Reach 700-1000 or more with unknown sharing at this point.

    Loved your previous 2 books, have shared them with all my Buddie s!

  43. I shared this on my facebook page and also liked this post. I would love to know how to cook from scratch. I wasn’t taught to cook when I was young and it’s been a learn as you go process. I would love to be able to cook things from scratch without the use of a cookbook. Thanks and happy holidays frome me and my family.

  44. What I’d most like to learn is how to cook visual amazing and lovely tasting meals to impress girls but meals that are easy to make. I am trying to expand the variety of meals that I can make, so some new dishes that a newbie can do would be great. I want to learn as much as possible and some new life hacking tips from you would be brilliant.

    To promote the new book, I have:

    · Promoted on my main site, which is for guys who are looking to learn new skills and better themselves – the perfect audience for your book!

    · Posted to 130 people on Twitter

    · Retweeted your original post (Twitter)

    · Posted the link on my facebook website fan pages (to about 100)

    · Posted on facebook business page and personal facebook page

    · Liked your facebook fan page on my personal and business page (200+)

    · Website post on two sites

    · Telling people about it by word of mouth (I’m a fanboy!)

    · Will be the topic of my next email newsletter

    · Will be reviewing it on my site when I get it too

  45. Shared the link with friends and liked on FB. Also told friends and family including cousin who’s a food blogger. Hard to say how many impressions but I would guess somewhere around 500.

    I’m really excited about this book. I loved the other two books and really enjoy food and dining out, although let’s be honest, who doesn’t.

    I’m interested in the parts about making a bottle of wine better in 20 seconds. Selecting good cuts of meat. Some of the recipes look amazing like the coconut cauliflower “mashed potatoes” and the wealth of sous vide tips.

    I’ve had the pleasure of eating meats sous vide at some amazing restaurants and want to figure out how to do it at home. It seems like a really healthful and flavorful way to cook meat in its natural juices.

    Thanks for the opportunity to take part in this!

  46. Hi Tim 🙂

    I posted on twitter @shewritescode, posted and liked on facebook and also liked the kindle and hardcover books on Amazon.

    I’m a wanna be foodie but I tend to stick to the boring basics in the kitchen since my schedule is hectic most of the time. I’m hoping your new book will inspire me to take the time and cook the things I love. Can’t wait!

  47. I’d most like to learn new techniques, ingredients and hacks in furtherance of the 4HB/SlowCarb lifestyle. For instance, new takes on recipes or ingredients I haven’t contemplated. Lentils are fine, but variety is always good, and many of us don’t have the time to research all of the options.

    In an effort to get the message out I’ve referred to your blog-post on my own forum for 4HB discussion (a place where I challenge readers to get transparent about their diet, exercise and habits – what gets measured gets managed). Of course you’ve also been tweeted/re-tweeted as well. And with the pre-order on the book being so cheap, the 4HChef (or at least the promise of this book, depending on delivery) will find its way under several Christmas trees.

  48. Hey Tim,

    Given that I’m a vegetarian what I would like to learn from the 4 hour chef is how can I make delicious dishes that I often miss out on and still get all the proteins from using veggies instead!

    Instead of sharing on social media platforms, I put it up across some amateur cooking forums seeing that it is a ready market already and I’m sure a lot of people would have spread the word over on facebook, twitter, etc.

    I shall be posting it to:

    http://www.cookingforums.net/

    http://www.cookingdiscussion.com/

    http://www.discusscooking.com/

    amongst others!

    Have registered to all of them, unfortunately, can’t post yet as account hasn’t been registered. Plan on starting a new thread on each of these top cooking forums. Will post the links to them once I have.

    Hope this helps, and all the best!

    Cheers,

    VJ

  49. Hey Tim,

    4-Hour Chef is pre-ordered. Just shared this article with 400+ facebook friends and added the article to StumbleUpon. Really looking forward to the new book.

  50. We just found out last week that my wife is expecting our first child! Therefore, I know that she is going to be busier than ever and helping out more with cooking is one of the things that I would like to do. I want to make her proud. I think the 4-Hour Chef could help me accomplish this!!!

    I just pre-ordered the book on Amazon and look forward to receiving it. However, my wife’s due date is in late July so I will have to make do until September 25th. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Kindle to get The 4-Hour Chef Teaser app.

    I liked and shared the Amazon and Blog links on Facebook under sastover17. I also tweeted the Amazon and Blog on Twitter under @sastover1717

    https://www.facebook.com/sastover17/posts/226060640800135

    Happy holidays and thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  51. I’d really like to learn to be better at casual conversation.

    As for the Fire, here’s what I did:

    * Liked on Facebook. (138 Friends)

    * Shared on my Wall with mention of 40 pounds I lost on 4HB

    * Retweeted (21 Followers)

    * Tweet with mention of weight lost

    * Posted on my Tumblr.

    Can’t wait for the book to come out.

  52. I’d like to learn to cook easy, healthy meals and enjoy them guilt-free, instead of always reaching for easy (but bad!) carbs.

    I’m no social networking guru, but I shared the links across Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ (reaching a small, but focused network of a couple hundred individuals, who re-share often), and gave a personal connection about why I enjoy your writing so much. I also sent it directly to friends who’ve read your work before. Cheers!

  53. I shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, plus reshared with the accounts for a blog I run. Total 1st generation exposure: 2K people (approx).

    I’d love to learn to learn languages the way you do.

    Way to Kindle a fire!

  54. Hi Tim 🙂

    I posted on twitter at @shewritescode, posted and liked on facebook and also liked the kindle and hardcover books on Amazon.

    I’m a wanna be foodie but I tend to stick to the boring basics in the kitchen since my schedule is hectic most of the time. I’m hoping your new book will inspire me to take the time and cook the things I love. Can’t wait!

  55. From the 4-Hour Chef I’d like to learn basic techniques. I don’t cook very often but I would love to start learning. I’d love to learn basic tricks and techniques for a beginner.

    I posted a link to your blog as well as the 4-Hour Chef Amazon page on my Facebook & Twitter. I have over 1,700 Facebook friends and 1,000 Twitter followers. I’ll be putting up a post on my blog later this evening.

  56. honestly, i would like to learn how to de-bone a fish..

    i shared on facebook, twitter(queenofgarlands), stumbleupon, fark, digg, and linkedn.

  57. My wife and I have embraced the 4 hour books. In the 4 hour chief, we hope to pick up valuable information on better food choices for our children. Additionally, we are always looking for better ways to build confidence in ourselves and our children so all of us can truly embrace a more rich and exciting life. Thank you for everything…..

    We are sharing on our Facebook pages to let our “fat, bald, red BMW convertible” friends know what we are up to.

  58. I would like to see some quick low calorie recipes for us who don’t get much exercise during the day…these would be lunch recipes, so low calorie, high protein would be key.

    Already pre-ordered the book! I shared via facebook, twitter, linked in AND even pre ordered books for 5 of my closest friends!!! I ride the train into LA everyday (1.5 hrs each way) and sit behind a desk for another 8hrs. I would

    A kindle would do me WONDERS, right now I’m reading atleast a book a week an a kindle fire would be greatly appreciated. Your work is wonderful and you have truly inspired me.

    ALSO- this is my second comment, I wanted to make sure I was eligible so I put what I wanted to learn in the “first line.” oh and it’s under 200 words.

    Thanks Tim!!

  59. I’d most like to learn the best techniques for what appear to be “basic” things good chefs can do, such as chopping vegetables incredibly fast and accurately, best tools to use, etc.

    OK, trying this again. I Tweeted out a link to your Amazon page, with a unique affiliate code that I can easily track, as well as Hootsuite’s analytics for clicks. I used two accounts, and a Facebook account:

    https://twitter.com/#!/CliqueClackFood/status/141675572194586624

    This time of year is great for deal searching, and we usually get a lot of clickthroughs. THis should be a good measure for what our foodie audience likes. We should review the book on CliqueClack Food sometime!

  60. I most want to learn how to cook quick healthy meals, as a busy parent my wife and I have a hard time balancing our healthy meals with our limited amount of free time.

    I can’t wait for the book to come out!

  61. I look forward to 4-Hour Chef so our family can learn how to cook more efficiently. One of the biggest problems our family has is that we get lazy and don’t do the work needed to eat simply and healthy. This leads to eating processed and easy foods which -even while we are eating them- we know are bad for us. I don’t want my kids to have an unhealthy future. If we learn to cook efficiently it WILL then be the easy way. Good luck with your newest book!

    Tim, I promoted this blog entry on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It’ll get a viewing by about a thousand people. I’m working on a wider audience but for now that’s what I’ve got. 🙂

  62. Ok I posted a link to this post on Twitter to my 630 followers. I also posted a link to my 756 friends on Facebook. So that’s nearly 1400 folks I told!

    I would love to learn about the optimum times to eat. You covered some of that in 4HB but sounds like this new book is more about how to use food to your advantage. I like that.

    I also want to be a better drummer, guitarist, songwriter and singer.

  63. I’d like to learn how to turn my kitchen into a place where magic happens! Where raw materials go in, and creations of wonder come out.

    I want my kitchen to CHANGE people. Change their notions about food. Change what they thought would be possible to make, possible to taste. I want to overload their brains with a flood of sensory input.

    I want my guest’s taste buds to long for more of my food after they’ve tasted it… And for everything they ever eat again to taste like cardboard in comparison.

    Most importantly, I want to ignite a spark in the people who taste my food. To plant a seed in their minds. Inception style. I want them to decide that they, too, would like to cook as well as I. And I will direct them to THE book, so that they may learn to cook as Tim does.

    I posted this on my Facebook account, 2 Facebook pages, and 2 twitter accounts.

  64. I want to get some tips from the Four Hour Cookbook on how to get things done faster so I can focus more time on my family and side businesses… Get more done with less. Tim is the master of this…

    To spread the word tweeted to my 25k followers. Have seen 3 RT’s in the first 10 minutes. Cool.

  65. Hi Tim,

    I’m a big fan of your books and your blog.

    1. created two bitly links: amzn.to/4hourchefbook and bit.ly/4hourchef

    2. tweeted the links (will tweet more throughout the day).

    3. published the links on various google apps

    4. liked on facebook

    5. pre-ordered hardcopy

    1. I forgot to mention that I just moved into a new apartment with a full kitchen. I’m hoping to make good use of the kitchen by applying the skills taught in your book.

  66. Soo excited for this book! Your previous book was amazing, it changed my lifestyle completely, I’ve lost 30 pounds! I was hoping there would be more cooking recipes and techniques to come, its going to be great to see it all interactive. I tweeted and facebooked it.

  67. I loved 4HWW, 4HB, and was even was a video semi finalist in Tim’s contest to get into his August seminar. I’m trying to put my finger on why this book doesn’t interest me. I love cooking but I’ve got hundreds of books on the subject (and a bunch of Paleo ones).

    Tim- when are you going to do a book on language acquisition?

  68. I would love to learn how to cook an meal that impresses my girlfriend, but my mother as well.

    To be honest, I don’t like to cook because I don’t think it’s fun. So I hope your book can show me some interesting meals and inspire me to enjoy cooking in the future.

    Retweeted your tweet (~750 followers) and shared your amazon link all over the internet with a short URL of my my very own URL shortener:

    >> http://f2.am/the4hourchef

  69. -I would love if “The 4-Hour Chef” could teach me how to use basic principles of cooking so I could create my own recipes based off my own innovation or follow instructions without being glued to them, because I have wanted to learn that for years.

    -I posted this page and the Amazon page to my Face, I Liked this page, and I retweeted Kevin Rose’s tweet about you and this page (I thought that would garner more views).

  70. Please and thank you in advance for another amazing tool! I can’t wait to see the recipes… All that don’t include lentils as I found they are a migraine trigger : (

    I have tweeted some tweets (60 or so followers)

    Sent some direct messages that have been returned and retweeted

    Facebook has been shared, and reshared at least once ; ) so far…

    As soon as I get to my massage client list tomorrow at the gym I will be chatting your new book as I have 4HB, keeping the love and fat loss flowing.

    Preorder done, waiting oh so patiently… Would be easier if I could get the Kindle Fire preview…

    Oh pick me, pick me!! Please (mom always said use good manners)

    Even if I am not one of the chosen few, I will keep spreading the word, I am a massage therapist on a mission….

  71. “If you don’t yet have a Kindle Fire and would ***LIKE one for free, I’m giving away 50 of them. This is a thank you for providing so much helpful feedback over the last six months.”

    Just helping out. 🙂

    -GD

  72. Tim,

    Thanks to you and Amazon for the promotion! If I am lucky enough to promote your book to your subjective standards…lol, I’ll be shipping that Kindle Fire off to my little brother who has just left for his first deployment in the US NAVY…so here goes!

    I’m assuming that the book has a ton of great tips to integrate the basic four-hour body foodstuffs into simple quick-fix meals, and that is what I am looking forward to getting out of it most.

    What I have done so far:

    > Written a FB post, with a link to the Amazon pre-order page.

    > Twitter (of course)

    > Written a blog (www.joshchandler.com/fourhour)

    Planning on:

    > Daily FB Posts, Twitter, etc.

    > Email blasting everyone I know with the details.

    > Abusing my corporate email by “accidentally” sending something out company wide…

    Other Possibilities:

    >Threatening everyone I see with a smart-phone/ipad/kindle etc with a wet willy unless they visit my blog post.

    I’ll post some Goog analytics and other good stuff soon!

    Thanks Tim! Happy Holidays!

  73. Hey Tim,

    Super excited for your new book, I was really inspired by 4 Hour Body I can’t wait for this!

    – I posted this on Twitter (to 300+ followers) – Twitter.com/MaritzaSo

    – Liked your page on FB

    – Posted an FB update (to 1,000+ friends) with a link to this article titled “Tequila Hot Chocolate” (mostly because my friends are alcoholics) – which is also one of the many things I’m looking forward to reading about. Already got a dozen likes!

    – I also pre-ordered the book.

    I can’t wait to read about the art and science of meta-learning–the skill of learning skills. The holiday eating guide looks great and more recipes to add to my daily 4 Hour Body regimen.

    Thanks so much for doing all of this. Very inspiring stuff.

  74. First, I’d like to learn how to keep my recipes consistent. I shoot from the hip while cooking, and can almost never replicate recipe successes.

    As for promoting, I posted threads on Reddit, both on the /paleo and /cooking subreddits. Tried to be honest about the giveaway, but we’ll see how the reddits respond. Either way, I’m guessing you’re about to get a lot more people posting the link around (since Reddit is all about the repost). At the time I posted it, nobody else had, yet, so I’d like to think that I get some credit for any subsequent reddit posts, right? Right? 🙂

    Ah well, wishful thinking. Thanks for being awesome, btw!

  75. I would love to learn more about cooking healthier and tastier meals in a shorter amount of time.

    I recently got my blood tested as well as my physical and it looks like I’m pretty healthy at 24. I look forward to living a long and healthy life and this book can help me do that. I am a big advocate against obesity and for youths to start living a healthier lifestyle. A lot of my friends in college are starting to feel the same way. I have done my best to push this idea out and not a lot of college students know how to cook. This book can change all that that.

    I have retweeted this to 200+ followers, tweeted your facebook page, posted this on my blog, liked your facebook page, liked your photos, posted this on my Facebook wall with 3,061 followers. I have sent the link to my team at work as well as the presidents of all the fraternities and sororities at San Jose State University for the young ones to start eating healthier!!!

  76. In addition to the regular Facebook, Twitter, punching friends and telling them to buy the new book, I also grabbed my camera equipment and as many kitchen gadgets as I could hold (and let’s not forget a bottle of Malbec). Threw everything together pumping a big number “4” with my left hand.

    The magic became this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisinch/6428188211

    Oh… and did I mention I’ve already pre-ordered the book as well???

  77. Tim, I’m interested in learning how to play guitar using your approach. I have zero musical background (other than pressing play) and have no interest in pursuing this skill the traditional way. I want to beat the system.

    I purchased your book and kindle edition and will post to my LinkedIn and Facebook profiles as well as sending personal emails to friends of mine who I introduced 4 Hour Body to.

    As a side note, I run a company and we are implementing your principles, combining the Pareto Principle and Parkinson’s Law. This stuff works.

    Thank you!

    Scott Jagodzinski

  78. I have liked, and tweeted this… Absolutely loved both of your first books, I have the hardcover of 4hour workweek, and the kindle of 4hb, and I am preordering 4h chef.

    I want to learn more abt how to make the 4hb work for me, and how to kill my cheese craving, which never went away.

    Also, just want more Tim Ferris Insight!

  79. Shared this on my G+ to my 2,000+ followers, hopefully that should scare a few folks out of the woodwork.

    I’ll get a blog post up before the 1st, but I can see there were already over 200 entries and I would love to get my hands on a Kindle Fire, I haven’t owned a Kindle yet and think it looks amazing.

    Best of luck with the book.

  80. – My big win from the 4 Hour Chef would be to expand my cooking styles. I optimize for simplicity, flavors, and freshness.

    – I mostly cook Thai, Chinese, American and Mexican dishes with an emphasis on protein and spiciness. I have a nice variety of slow-carb meals, but could use more! I constantly cook for friends in my Facebook Album: Bachelor Cooking. It’d be incredible to add some new flavors here.

    – Reach: Facebook views (up to 1300 views). Twitter views (up to 830 views)

  81. Facebooked and tweeted (via @GabyYYZ ) 4 Hour Body is the best lifestyle hacking manual out there for the body, can’t wait to see what 4 Hour Chef has to offer.

    Love you up here in Canada!

  82. Dear Tim,

    It was an honor to meet you at Greenhouse in NYC.

    Kindle Fire:

    I’d like to learn the optimal way to blend/juice vegetables. I co-founded real estate finance platform http://www.CommercialDeals.com, and as part of my monthly e-mail campaign to 45,000+ industry contacts, I included a special 4HC holiday mention of this blog post. For verification, I can provide the e-mail list used as well as a screenshot from my e-mail campaign provider’s report on clicks, etc. (please give it 7-14 days for better accuracy since many users respond to my campaigns within this time frame). I expect this to convert for you. This is the first time I considered a non-industry message to my users because I am a sincere fan, and I consider your product highly applicable and beneficial to all. Of course, I shared on FB and Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Eug

  83. This is AWESOME!!!! Liked & Shared on Facebook, tweeted this blog post with a link, and +1’d. To able to cook like a pro and be able to use the skills for other things as well.

  84. This probably won’t count as a contest entry, but worth pointing out in case it can be fixed… I’m currently in Malaysia (thanks in part to 4HWW) and Amazon won’t let me pre-order the Kindle version.

    “This title is not available for customers from your location in: Asia & Pacific”

  85. Hi Tim,

    I’d like to learn how to feed my family on this way of eating so I don’t have to cook a separate dinner for myself! In other words…how do you get kids to eat beans? Hey, maybe I can look that up on my new Kindle Fire?

    Posted on Facebook today, awaiting responses.

    The 4-hour Body plan = lifesaver for me. Diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia earlier this year; down 25 pounds. Stopped blood pressure meds; cholesterol WAY down; goal of getting off diabetes meds in next 6 months with another 80 pounds to go! I’ve been on all the “diets” and for the first time in my life, I can honestly say I CAN stick to this easily. Thanksgiving was rough but looking forward to your plan for Christmas!