The 4-Hour Chef
This book really has been a lot of fun to read, and enlightening. I've already in short order starting experimenting myself with certain learning techniques. It's still early yet, but I have cause to believe this really works.
“The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro” makes such an incredible gift for any friend who is eager to become a better chef. This book features a five-stop journey on the science and creativity of cooking: learning to learn; the building blocks of cooking; self-sufficiency; the science of food; and what makes the best chefs best.