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.


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

  1. Hi,

    On Dr. Oz the other night you were recommending Almond Butter before bed to help sleep. I was wondering if you would get the same benefits from Peanut Butter? Thanks!

  2. I’m about to start the diet and I must admit that the no-fruit thing is one of the things that has me a bit worried. I’ve eaten a fresh fruit / yoghurt blend for my breakfast for decades. This is going to be a major switch for me. I figure I’ll binge on some fruit on my cheat day.

    I think I know the answer, but I’ll ask anyway.

    I’m a foodie and know that I’m going to be creating / seeking out more than simple recipes for this diet. That’s just what will work best for me. I’ve encountered many interesting mediterean and north african recipes that include legumes and meats with some very interesting spices, but they also include some dried fruits (e.g., apricots, raisins). Is the condiment-style use of fruit also off-diet. I’m guessing yes, since they’ll have the ill-effects on the glucose stuff regardless of their minor role. Was just curious though. Any insight is appreciated.

  3. I submitted the post to Reddit’s cooking subreddit just now, where more than 60,000 readers may see it. I’ll try to update this post with an upvote count.

  4. ezFoodOrder helps CHEFS who are incentivized with a complete web-based ordering solution that eliminates manual processes when ordering from companies like… Sysco, US Food, PFG, Gordon Foods & Cheney Brothers. This system provides best of local market pricing every week and saves the average operator $525-$900 a week in grocery expense! At 150 cases per week, that can be $27,000 – $47,000 less per year!

    ezFoodOrder belongs in your book, because it eliminates manual processes when ordering from food rep punks…Lol Tim. I know you’re not a food rep.

    As a restaurant investor, How important would it be to boost your profits

    without the uncertainty of results inherent with marketing and advertising?

    Tim, I’m looking forward to picking up a copy of your book, “The Four Hour Chef”. Best, Lee

  5. I appreciate your efforts for writing the book as it is not easy task, it will be great one to the chef, cook and mothers. Best of luck for the “ The 4-hour Chef”.

  6. I went looking for The 4-Hour Chef Kindle addition on Amazon and it’s not there, just a pre-order for the Hardcover. Then I looked at your other books and saw that The 4-Hour Work Week isn’t available for the Kindle and that The 4-Hour Body Kindle addition cost more then the hardcover addition!!!!

    Is you publisher responsible for this lunacy?

  7. . I just pre-ordered mine In amazon. And yes it is available on Amazon. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life [Kindle Edition]. Search for that and you’ll find it.

  8. I would like to learn how not to procrastinate from 4-H Chef. I’ve shared your recent posts on my FB page. Thank you.

  9. Hey tim! my friend got the four hour chef in hard-cover, and i totally nerded out over it, checked out some of the recipes after adhd’ing over all the other intros and handy tips, can’t wait to try some of the beginners stuff out! i also love how you’ve broken it down into sections. i want my own copy badly, but in an effort to minimize my wardrobe, library, and furniture, i’ve been trying to purchase things for kindle/ipad or pdf format. i downloaded a sample on amazon, however I’ve noticed the formatting is incredibly off (some customer reviews/complains on amazon as well), and unfortunately not as beautiful or well organized as your hardcopy. do you think you will be making a PDF available on scribd or the like? would love to purchase it where the formatting is relatively closer to the original print version. thanks so much man!


  10. Hi there mates, its impressive piece of writing regarding teachingand completely explained, keep it up all the time.

  11. Little late to The 4-Hour Chef party, but that doesn’t mean I’m not about to have a good time reading this. Super pumped!