Table of Contents

The 4-Hour Chef Table of Contents: PDF

 

14  On the Shoulders of Giants

16  How to Use This Book: Confessions, Promises, and Getting to 20 Million


META

26 META-LEARNING

28   “Bill Gates Walks into a Bar . . .”: The Power of Outliers

40  DECONSTRUCTION:

Exploring the Great Unknown

50 ASSIGNMENT:

Learning to “Taste”

56  SELECTION:

80/20 and MED

60 SEQUENCING:

The Magic of Proper Ordering

68 STAKES:

The Carrot and the StickK

70  COMPRESSION:

Cheat Sheets for Anything

78 FREQUENCY:

Cramming Six Months of Culinary School into 48 Hours

96 ENCODING:

Making Slippery Ideas Stick

DOM

102 THE DOMESTIC

104   Rethinking Recipes

110   The 80/20 Pantry: All You Need

116 Top Gear: From Surgical Towels to Big Green Eggs

132  Lesson Calendar

134  LESSON 01:

Osso “Buko”

142 LESSON 02:

Scrambled Eggs

150 Slow-Carb Wines: The Top 10 Lists

154  LESSON 03:

Coconut Cauliflower Curry Mash

158  LESSON 04:

Union Square Zucchini

164  The Vocabulary of Cutting

166   Introduction to Dim Mak

172  LESSON 05:

Harissa Crab Cakes

176  LESSON 06:

Bittman Chinese Chicken with Bok Choy

180  LESSON 07:

Arugula, Avocado, and Roma Salad

186  LESSON 08:

Sexy-Time Steak

196  In Search of the Perfect Cup of Coffee

202  LESSON 09

9th Meal–4-Person Dinner Party

208  LESSON 10

Roasted Garlic and Gazpacho

212  LESSON 11

Tim’s Top 4 Immersion Sauces: Pick One

214  LESSON 12:

Rock ’N’ Eel

218  LESSON 13:

Sous-Vide Chicken Breast

226  LESSON 14:

Seared Scallops

230  LESSON 15:

Chicken Higado Pâté

234  OPTIONAL LESSON 16:

“MLBJ”

238  LESSONS 17+17 ½:

The First Hosting Party, The Second Dinner Party

WILD

242 THE WILD

244  Top Gear Survival: Tarps, Traps, and Tactical Knives

254  The Importance of Rabbits

256  The Manual Arts

260  The Rule of Threes

264 OPTIONAL LESSON 18:

How to Build a Debris Hut

268 OPTIONAL LESSON 19:

Making Drinkable Water

272 The Anti-Hunter’s First Hunt

280 The Gun

282 Top 10 U.S. Hunts According to Steve Rinella

286 LESSON 20:

Vietnamese Venison Burgers and Bagna Cauda

290 LESSON 21:

Sauerkraut

294 LESSON 22:

Sautéed Beef Heart

298 LESSON 23: 

Feral Humans and the Golden Gate Buffet

302 LESSON 24:

Kevin’s “Best Pancakes of My Life” Acorn Pancakes

306 LESSON 25:

Muscle Cricket™ Protein Bars

310 The Odd Appeal of Street Quail

314  LESSON 26:

“Street Quail” Catch-and-Release

316 LESSON 27:

Hobo-Can “Hoboken” Cooking

320 Fishing: From Gill Nets to Yo-Yo Traps

322 LESSON 28:

Ceviche

324 LESSON 29:

Moules Marinière with Fennel

330 LESSON 30:

From Modern to Mallmann

332 LESSON 31:

How to Gut and Cook Tree Rat (or Fish)

338 LESSON 32:

Sweet Potato Rescoldo

342 Nose to Tail, A to Z:

Learning to Butcher

346 LESSON 33:

How to Butcher a Chicken

350 LESSON 34:

Lobstercide

354 The Kolkata (Calcutta) Market Incident

358 LESSON 35:

Clambake in a Garbage Can

SCI

364 THE SCIENTIST

366 A Trip to Seattle

370 The GNC Gourmet: The Fun of Multipurpose Ingredients

376 Damage Control: Preventing Fat Gain When You Binge

386  The Basics: Elementary, My Dear Watson . . .

388  THE SCIENCE OF GELS

390 Crunchy Bloody Mary

392   Arugula Spaghetti

394 Balsamic Vinaigrette Pearls

396 Olive Oil Gummy Bears

398  THE SCIENCE OF SPHERIFICATION

400  Mojito Bubbles

402 THE SCIENCE OF EMULSIFICATION

404 Champagne Vinaigrette

406  THE SCIENCE OF FOAMS

408  Beet Foam

410 THE SCIENCE OF SOLVENTS

412 Bacon-Infused Bourbon

414 THE SCIENCE OF POWDERS

416   Nutella Powder

418  THE SCIENCE OF FERMENTATION

420  Go-Carb Yeast Waffles (or Pancakes)

422  THE SCIENCE OF DEHYDRATION

424 The Best Jerky in the World

426  THE SCIENCE OF OXIDATION

428 How to Chop Wine: Hyperdecanting in 20 Seconds

430  THE SCIENCE OF TRANSGLUTAMINASE

432   Tuna and Yellowtail Checkerboard

434 THE SCIENCE OF THE MAILLARD REACTION

436 Rosemary Pistachio Cookies

438  THE SCIENCE OF PRESSURE COOKING

440 Caramelized Carrot Soup

442  THE SCIENCE OF DENATURATION

444  Perfect Poached Eggs

446   Perfect Beef Short Ribs

448  THE SCIENCE OF LIQUID  NITROGEN

450   30-Second Cocoa-Goldschläger Ice Cream

452 THE TRIPLE CROWN OF CHEAT DAY: FOR THE PIGGIES (IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE)

454  #1 Welcome to the Jungle: The Vermonster

464  #2 The Turbacon: Sin Against Nature or Meat-Glue Masterpiece?

468  #3 The NYC Food Marathon: 26.2 Dishes in 26 Locations in 24 Hours

PRO

474 THE PROFESSIONAL

476   A Tale of Two Cities: New York

480   THE CLASSICS

482  Soffritto

484  Helicopter-Blade Pea Soup

486  Bear Fat (or Not) Fries

488  The “Hareiller” Roast Chicken

492  Brown Butter Plantains

494  Bistro-Style Bavette Steak

496  French Omelet

498  A Tale of Two Cities: Chicago

502  AVANT-GARDE

504  How Grant Creates: 10 Principles

SERVICEWARE

508 Paraffin Wax Bowls

510 Almond Za’atar Crackers With Tuna

REVERSAL

512  Cauliflower Crème Brûlée

TECHNOLOGY

514  “Anti-Griddle” Peppermint Chocolate Pops

“BOUNCING”  FLAVORS

516  Oyster + Kiwi

RARE INGREDIENTS

518  Takashi Inoue’s “Tongue Experience”

FORM MIMICKING

520  Bacon Roses

522  Edible Dirt Centerpiece

TEXTURE MANIPULATION: COCONUT MEAL

524   Dandelion “Coffee” with Coconut Milk (Apertif)

526   Crisp-Baked Sesame-Coconut Chicken (Entrée)

527   Coconut Paleo Pops (Dessert)

PROFILE  REPLICATION

528  Peking Duck Wraps

THEMES

530  National Themes: Brazilian Meal

532   Hearts of Palm Salad (Appetizer)

533  Caipiroska Cocktail (Drink)

534  Feijoada (Entrée)

536   Ingredient Themes: Sage & Paprika Meal

538  Kokkari Prawns (Entrée)

540   The Medicine Man (Digestif)

542   Sage Gelato (Dessert)

AROMA

544  Cigar-Infused Tequila Hot Chocolate

548  DRAGONFORCE CHACONNE

550  Carp à l’Ancienne

562  CLOSING THOUGHTS

APX

566  APPENDIX

568  MORE COOKING LIKE A PRO

570  The Bite-Size World: 193 Recipes, 193 Countries

576  The Chef Genealogical Charts: An Unofficial Who’s Who (And Who Taught Whom)

582  Turning Pro Without Culinary School: The Full Training Program

594  MORE LEARNING ANYTHING

596   How to Shoot a 3-Pointer Within 24 Hours

600  Guns?!? OMFG, ROFL, MPICIMFP, WTF?!?

606   Bicycleshop and the $10,000 Challenge: Memorizing a Deck of Cards in 43 Seconds

614  Nine Must-Know Knots

618  Building a Fire with a Bow Drill

624  MORE LIVING THE GOOD LIFE

626   How to Become a VIP (and Other Tips)

628  Yelp’s 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.A.

630  The Culinary Maps

640  Acknowledgments

642 Endnotes

644 Index

668 Credits

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