FOUR HOUR CHEF- -
the graveyard book- text - https://textsaver.flap.tv/lists/3lzn
black book- https://ibb.co/album/cXxsbQ
finer points of sausage dogs- https://ibb.co/album/f9M3Rd
dilbert- https://ibb.co/album/zFYj4m- IDEAS- trump takes over - dilbert- ideas- jerry ryan alarm clock- tv- dilbert
david thorne- https://ibb.co/album/BKqLcm
TINY HOUSE BOOK- https://ibb.co/album/ksZtz7- https://justpaste.it/5lx0x- M- tiny houses wet bar , tipi.
w-https://australiantinyhousedirectory.com.au/- tiny house living IDEAS- tiny house = https://postimg.cc/gallery/VX8YwLv + https://postimg.cc/gallery/YFWMvWF + https://postimg.cc/gallery/PHSGnLd + IDEAS- tiny houses - https://postimg.cc/gallery/SycfjKz + https://postimg.cc/gallery/WvVCV1B + GOALS- tiny house + TV- tiny house international + TV- living big in a tiny house
100 WAYS TO DISAPPEAR- https://textsaver.flap.tv/lists/3m14
The Pro 2
RAW SHARK TEXTS
MENTAL- LIFE HACK- 24HOUR GYM MEMBERSHIP
WR- MENTAL GYM
IDEAS- animal gym https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXX-c- IDEAS- animal gym movements - https://postimg.cc/gallery/s78hH5s
IDEAS- animal gym movements = https://postimg.cc/gallery/tjq7h5h- IDEAS- anywhere is a gym
X- 3D- gymnastic shell - https://bit.ly/2SnaSuR- X- ADV- gym - mind spotting me for a set
X- ADV- thick towels - wet wipes - extra toothbrushes - electronic scent thing - extra gym shorts - thick quilt - little alc bottles -
BK- birds of prey (best)- TV- birds of prey- TV- birds of prey (best) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8t5PxB4aVk
BK- black swan green - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-black-swan-green-H1Qnq8c-8
BK- bluntman and chronic - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bluntman-and-chronic-Bk6AsL5W8
BK- bobiverse - we are legion - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bobiverse-we-are-legion-Skrop8cWU
BK- https://www.publishthis.email/-bobiverse-we-are-legion-Skrop8cWU- mus- audiobook- bobiverse.mp3
BK- bobo coin magic - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bobo-coin-magic-SJEcxvqZI
BK- bone clocks - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bone-clocks-david-mitchell-BJbV-vqZ8- M- the bone clocks
BK- book of mormon - https://bit.ly/2OsrS0G- th- book of mormon
BK- box it up - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-box-it-up-H1srrv9WL
BK- boys guide popular mechanics - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-boys-guide-popular-mechanics-SksevPcZU
BK- brendon burchard - clips - rejection myth - https://bit.ly/2Ke6w4N
BK- bricks that built the house - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bricks-that-built-the-house-S1NP5Dc-U
BK- broom of the system
BK- buddha - osamu tezuka - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-buddha-osamu-tezuka-HJc3jvcW8
BK- bulletproof diet - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bulletproof-diet-SJ1QTv5-U
PPL- dave asprey - systems thinking , correlation over time , realtime feedback , try what should work ignore what doesnt work try what shouldnt work .. hack your sleep .. bulletproofexec ..
BK- canada - lonely planet -https://www.publishthis.email/bk-canada-lonely-planet-Syr9AD9WI
BK- CARSON COLTERS
BK- cats cradle - vonnegut - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-cat's-cradle-vonnegut-BkHAyOcZU
BK- centrefold syndrome - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-centrefold-syndrome-BkUdrd9bU
BK- champions mind jim afrenow - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-champions-mind-jim-afrenow-BJIUPOq-I
BK- charlie chan mysteries
BK- scavengers guide to haute cuisine = https://justpaste.it/67e89
bk- la guide culinaire
1 year of preperaion
steven rinella - montana
fd- baby pigeon
MUS- reilly - icestation- army of thieves - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-the-army-of-thieves-HktJg8FW8
dragon island - area 51 - los alamos - plum island
BK- ready player one = https://justpaste.it/6jl4d
mzapruder film / gamerobitron 2084 / tvcosmos / gamepitfall / ?starlog / mladyhawke / musalan parsons project ready player one = / m-legend / itrump masks robbery / gameswordquest / pplneil stevenson / pplrichard k morgan / pplmoorecock
TV- preacher - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSijIjfLKs
TV- preacher - voice of god into local preacher , jesse , tulip , cassidy , saint of killers , bald guy
WEB- camping kit = reusable mylar blanket , thin tarp (wheelie bin cover) , short thermos , paracord (thick fishing line) , pacing beads , duct tape , torch.
FALLING TOWARDS ENGLAND, CLIVE JAMES
BK- chocolate war
BK- Make it, sew it, bake it = https://justpaste.it/2dx18
BK- deadly class =
social suicide , paranoid lately , helping me to help myself , barbara falinger , describe blue , in vitam mortem , nobody likes honesty , girls want what they can’t have , rick remender
BK- kate knapp -
BK- who moved the cheese :
sniff , scurry and the littlepeople hew and haw , old beliefs do not lead to new cheese , what would you do if you weren’t afraid , sniff the cheese often
BK- chimp paradox
BK- chimpanzee politics
BK- checklist manifesto - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-checklist-manifesto-SJZLJSFZ8
TEN DIGITAL RULES TO LIVE BY
MR MONK IS MISERABLE
Mr. Monk Goes to Germany
Mr Monk and the blue flu
Mr Monk and the two assistants- https://ibb.co/album/JxDXpx
TV- monk - https://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xbsjj- https://www.publishthis.email/bk%E2%88%92%20100-startup-rkPIhVtb8
JEFFREY ARCHER- CAT OF NINE TALES- BK- Cat of nine tales https://bit.ly/2Zb6Ff5
BK- a twist in the tale - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-a-twist-in-the-tale-Sy1vCUF-8
. TIMELINE CARDS
BK- four hour workweek https://www.publishthis.email/-four-hour-workweek-rJ4tZSF-L
ART OF THE CON
art of the con = https://justpaste.it/78nws
GETTING THINGS DONE
IDEAS- gtd board game
BK- 20,000 leagues under the sea- M- 20,000 leagues under the sea
BK- 50 dangerous things- https://www.publishthis.email/-dangerous-things-B1FY7HtbL
BK- 100 days of the zombie apocalypse- M- envite (german zombie film)- M- zombie kittens (lol catz) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj2b3Sy6g3w- M- waterborne + zombie kangaroo- M- zoombies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtzbIuWvowA i female werewolf superhero pl boonies, canada i plushies zombie movie clips hugh parkinson abc- MUS- zombies run = phillip nightingale , nathan nolan , felix trench- IDEAS- decadent zombies- IDEAS- plushies zombie movie- WEB- disney characters as zombies
MUS- absolute power-
?- lucasian - ?- prime sinister - ?- i am so great -
PL- wimbledon -
w- thesun online - conservative party - new labor - fascists - https://listory.it/M5t - polishinterpreter pres carter - tory https://listory.it/TNu
PPL- mark taverner
tr- eng- strangeways
BK- A course in miracles
BK- EATING ANIMALS - https://justpaste.it/5o444
BK- Adaptation script - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-adaptation-script-BJ4uBBt-8- M- ADAPTATION
BK- agatha raisin - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-agatha-raisin-SkN4UrYZU- cooking dead things - be a good host - waylay her
cooking dead things - be a good host - waylay her
BK- Airkisses ZFB
BK- alanna the first adventures https://www.publishthis.email/-alanna-the-first-adventures-SyU2UBYWU
W- alex ferrari blueprint- MUS- alex ferrari blueprint
BK- a liars autobiography - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-a-liars-autobiography-BkfiDBFWL- M- a liars autobiography
BK- a life among secrets - eddie fields -
BK- alinea cookbook - achatz - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-alinea-cookbook-achatz-HJvjKBFbL
BK- american gods- mus- audiobook- gaiman- american gods- TV- american gods
BK- american splendour- M- american splendour
BK- anarchist cookbook - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-anarchists-cookbook-BkPNsHK-L
padding paper- https://textsaver.flap.tv/lists/3m01
lying ninja- https://textsaver.flap.tv/lists/3m06
ANARCHIST LIST- https://textsaver.flap.tv/lists/3m18
BK- Andromeda strain - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-andromeda-strain-Bkeb3HKW8
BK- a new guide to rational living https://www.publishthis.email/-a-new-guide-to-rational-living-HJofTSKZU
BK- animal farm- M- animal farm
M- ANIMAL FARM
MUS- ANIMAL FARM
BK- anti-cool girl
BK- a piece of blue sky - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-a-piece-of-blue-sky-HkklArFZU
BK- Armada - ernest cline - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-armada-ernest-cline-rJFTRSKbI
BK- NEMESIS- https://bit.ly/2ATZFbd
BK- around ireland with a fridge - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-around-ireland-with-a-fridge-B14WWUtbI
PPL- tony hawks - IMG = around ireland with a fridge / HILARIOUS WRITER / ENTHUSIASTIC
BK- artemis fowl - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-eoin-colfer-artemis-fowl-SkMgHIYZ8- the eternity code - ?-dewer dwarf botox / w - hair weapons - https://bit.ly/30YDw63
BK- article - subways are for sleeping- MUS- subways are for sleeping
BK- art of deception - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-art-of-deception-BJWg8IFWL
BK- art of the deal - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-the-art-of-the-deal-ByXltLF-8
BK- art of thinking clearly - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-art-of-thinking-clearly-ryrr5LYWU
BK- art of war - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-art-of-war-BkXR9UF-L
BK- A STATE OF MIND
BK- atlanta burns - wendig - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-atlanta-burns-wendig-Bk1g6UtZL
BK- australia - re-imagined - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-australia-re-imagined-rJF0yvYbL
BK- awaken the giant - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-awaken-the-giant-within-HJSBgwtWI
BK- astronauts guide to the earth - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-astronauts-guide-to-the-earth-ryUFiIYWL
BK- a winter’s tale shakespeare lib
BK- a wrinkle in time - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-a-wrinkle-in-time-HyvvGPF-I
BK- babble no more - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-babel-no-more-SkzgXPYbU
BK- backpacker bible - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-backpackers-bible-BkVDIvYZL- IDEAS- backpackers gather - kog - postcard
BK- bamboozlers (hard to find)
BK- bang - roosh - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bang-roosh-v-ByfoQ_KZ8
BK- bear grylls - survival - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bear-grylls-survival-r1jPtuF-I- PPL- bear grylls - IMG = RUNNING WILD / MAN VS WILD
bk- torero- real hustle- https://ibb.co/album/Mnnq1z
BK- belinda blinks- MUS- belinda blinks- IDEAS- belinda blinks- MUS- mdwap
BK- ben elton - popcorn - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-ben-elton-popcorn-rk5l3dt-I
BK- best case scenario fb / gf / wife
BK- bimbos of the death sun - https://www.publishthis.email/bk-bimbos-of-the-death-sun-SycmtLqWU
BK- bio- nietzsche - https://bit.ly/1OQjTCl
BK- bio- ricky gervais - https://bit.ly/2IzmiWw
MUS- longplay - https://podrot.com/rickygervais/misc/rsk-top--vol-/
PPL- ricky gervais
Shelter by Lloyd
“Eating bacteria is one of life’s great pleasures… Katz says. Beer, wine, cheese, bread, cured meats, coffee, chocolate: our best-loved foods are almost all fermented.” —“NATURE’S SPOILS” BY BURKHARD BILGER, THE NEW YORKER
stowaways have been nicknamed the “microbiome.” The two primary strains of bacteria so far identified that influence fat absorption are Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes. Lean people have more Bacteroidetes and fewer Firmicutes; obese people have more Firmicutes and fewer Bacteroidetes. As obese people lose weight, the ratio of bacteria in their guts shifts
potted rosemary or thyme plant.
a wonderful team at UC Davis, I provided the context: I wanted to determine the toxic loads of pigeons that might be consumed by homeless people in San Francisco. This wasn’t complete fiction. I’d taken daylong homeless tours of the Tenderloin through vayable.com, and though most homeless people know where to get food from shelters, pigeons weren’t out of the question.
“Heirloom Technology” column in Make magazine.
leek,” Joshua recounts. “I gently turned it in the ash, and it got caramelized on the outside. I sliced it and put it on a plate with amazing olive oil, local sea salt from Monterey, and Meyer lemon juice.29 I ate it and thought, This is out of control. The way fire pulls depth
Whisperlite or Optimus, sometimes referred to as “slut” stoves since they take anything: diesel, unleaded, propane, kitten farts,
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn [conduct or steer] a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.”
Nose to Tail,
to me: “When you are nervous, uncomfortable, that’s when you’re learning.” Truer words never spoken.
it to me: “When you are nervous, uncomfortable, that’s when you’re learning.” Truer words never spoken.
“When you are nervous, uncomfortable, that’s when you’re learning.” Truer words never spoken.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.”
“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”
section. Chris first hit the limelight by launching the
the Fat Duck
Chris, Grant Crilly, and Ryan Matthew Smith run Delve Kitchen (delvekitchen.com),
Schizandra berry tea.
overfeeding. In basic terms, our goal is simple: to have as much of the crap ingested either go into muscle tissue or out of the body unabsorbed. I do this by focusing on three principles: PRINCIPLE #1: MINIMIZE THE RELEASE OF INSULIN, A STORAGE HORMONE. Insulin release is minimized by blunting sharp jumps in blood sugar: 1. Ensure that your first meal of the day is not a binge meal. Make it high in protein (at least 30 g) and insoluble fiber (legumes will handle this). The protein will decrease your appetite for the remainder of the binge and prevent total self-destruction. The fiber will be important later to prevent diarrhea. In total, this can be a smallish meal of 300–500 calories. 2. Consume a small quantity of fructose (fruit sugar) in grapefruit juice before the second meal, which is the first crap meal. Even small fructose dosing has an impressive near-flat-lining effect on blood glucose. I could consume this at the first meal, but I prefer to combine the naringin in grapefruit juice with coffee, as it extends the effects of caffeine. 3. Use supplements that increase insulin sensitivity: AGG and PAGG. The example intake in this chapter is quite mild, so I dosed only twice. If I’m going whole hog, I will have another PAGG dose upon waking. This reduces the amount of insulin the pancreas releases in spite of mild or severe glucose surges. Think of it as insurance. 4. Consume citric juices, whether lime juice squeezed into water, lemon juice on food, or a beverage like the citrus kombucha I had.
Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter,
You can easily find gummy bear molds online. Or try fishing-lure molds, denture molds, ice-cube trays—whatever! If you don’t have anything on hand, you can jury-rig your own molds like my friend Maneesh Sethi did: • Pour cornstarch in a layer onto a flat surface so that it’s about 6 mm (¼”) thick. • Take a gummy bear that you’ve bought, stick a toothpick in it, press it into the cornstarch dozens of times, and…voilà! Instant mold. • Pour your gummy bear mixture inside and let it set, then pull out your finished bears with another toothpick. (You may need to wash off the thin layer of cornstarch that sticks to the bears once they’re done.)
“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
“Sometimes me think, ‘What is love?’ And then me think, ‘Love is what last chocolate cookie is for.’ Me give up the last chocolate cookie for you.”
Terminator theme song and uploaded to YouTube. Epic Meal Time,
in general. Marco Canora
Unfried Fries If frying in animal fat ain’t your thang, baked fries are your friend. Here’s a recipe I like. I always use sweet potatoes: 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut the potatoes into thin wedges. 2. Coat all slices with olive oil (or other oil) and spread out on a baking sheet. Since I’m a piggy who eats a lot of wedges, I save time by putting olive oil in a spray bottle: Lay out wedges, spray all, flip them, spray again. My model is the Orka oil mister, but the more common Misto will also work nicely. 3. Thirty minutes in the oven and you’re done. 4. Dip in coconut oil or coat with truffle
Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, put it another way: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
Google “redneck turtle burgers.” You’re very welcome.
The Oxford Companion to Food.
herbs—I like basil, mint, and thyme—and place them in a nice bowl on the table. Once guests are seated, pour steaming-hot water over the herbs to release a fragrant vapor. Ahhhh, calms the spirit and clears the sinuses.
Partita No. 2 in D Minor,
DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flames.” It is the “Chaconne” of Guitar Hero 3.
cuisine as we know it. His landmark cookbook, Le Guide Culinaire,
THE BITE-SIZE WORLD: 193 RECIPES, 193 COUNTRIES
4 HOUR CHEF- 24 SKILLS
my notes from the book
clips / youtube
and a ton of batteries. I ended up choosing the following: • A 300-lumen Rayovac LED lamp. • 3–10 stick-and-click LED lights for secondary light throughout the house. • Hand-cranked flashlights/radios/chargers, USB port included. I bought two, the second endorsed by the American Red Cross. First-aid kit and (for the ambitious) extra antibiotics. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and Azithromycin (Z-Paks), while imperfect, are good broad-spectrum antibiotics. If your doc isn’t up for a 30-day scrip, how do you get them? Two options: buy them at fish supply stores (I’m serious), or do what Neil Strauss does—keep a list of what you want on your phone, then pick them up when abroad. In St. Kitts, where Neil has a home, you can get over-the-counter aspirin with codeine as a starting point. This basic prep might seem crazy if you’ve never been caught in a disaster. No one in SF expected the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, either, but it left thousands without running water for 10 days, and without power for four days. Just remember the words of that humble genius, Anonymous, who once said: “Procrastinating is like masturbating. It feels good at the time, but, in the end, you’re just fucking yourself.”
“In Search of Perfection”
After Hours with Daniel
Day in the Life (Morgan Spurlock)
Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
Kings of Pastry
Yan Can Cook
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory. It’s also mildly spicy, with a hint of licorice root and a sweet aftertaste. Some attribute Okinawans’ long life expectancy to daily consumption of fermented turmeric tea.
Thyme, sage, and rosemary make wonderful nightcap teas.
“There’s no doubt that after you eat a lot of garlic, you just kind of feel like you are floating, you feel ultraconfident, you feel capable of going out and whipping your weight in wild cats.”
“It has just four ingredients: potatoes, onions, butter, and water. That’s
potato soup that’s equally simple.
Peposo or Traditional Tuscan Pepper Beef Stew
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”
The simplified steps of brewing: 1. Boil water. 2. Add ≈12 oz (1½ c) of boiling water to 1–2 T of tea. Yes, 1–2 entire tablespoons. 3. Brew for ≈30 seconds. Yes, only 30 seconds
Ghee contains plentiful amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. These nutrients are essential to a wide range of body functions from the brain to the immune system. In addition, ghee aids in the body’s absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals from other foods.
Rosemary (Alice Waters) • Smoked paprika (Mark Bittman, Erik Cosselmon) • Thyme (considered the most versatile by many chefs; one of the most universally liked by diners) • Chiles (Jean-Georges Vongerichten) • Basil (Gary Danko, Bradley Ogden) • Marjoram (Mario Batali; this one also pairs well with brains, if that’s someday relevant to you. Use sparingly.) • Chives (my favorite green garnish) • Lemongrass (Personally, I think the choking hazard isn’t worth the flavor. Ditto with bay leaves.) • Chervil (Odd fact: can be smoked like
Cinnamon on grilled pineapple
Mustard on black-eyed peas
Black pepper on watermelon
Cinnamon on bacon
Cinnamon and chile powder on vanilla ice cream
garlic is as good as ten mothers
Eat Drink Man Woman
Escape to River Cottage
“Of course, I couldn’t manage to memorize such a huge, irrational number simply by rote. Instead, I’ve broken it down into short sequences of just ten numbers at a time. And then I associate the sound of each number with a particular word. With the words made in sentences, I can remember particular images. So, for each group of ten numbers, I think first of a single key word, then that key word reminds me of an image and a sentence, and then the sounds in that sentence remind me of the exact sequence of numbers.
Representing the United States. Olympic Games. 1968 Mexico City. High jump. Richard Douglas Fosbury (born March 6, 1947) is an American retired high jumper, who is considered one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field
Born to humble parents in Bologna, he showed exceptional mnemonic skills as well as a flair for music and foreign language learning from a very young age. He studied at the Piarists where he had the chance to meet several missionaries from various countries. By speaking with them he began learning several new languages including Swedish, German, Spanish and Southern American native languages as well as studying Latin and ancient Greek in school. He completed his theological studies before he had reached the minimum age for ordination as a priest. During this period he also studied Asian Languages; in 1797 he was ordained a priest and became professor of Arabic, Hebrew, Asian Languages and Greek at the University of Bologna. In 1797, an English couple Georgiana Hare-Naylor and her husband had to return home. They left three of their children in the care of Professor Clotilda Tambroni and a Spanish priest, and they appointed Mezzofanti tutor to their eldest son. This was thought an odd decision but Georgiana took her own council and her eldest later attributed his love of learning with the time he spent that year.
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, and author. Regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, he was dubbed “the dean of counterculture comedians”
Shinji Takeuchi, born in 1965, has no experience in competitive swimming. Although he learned how to swim in his childhood, he did not swim as his regular exercise until he decided to start swimming in 2002. His doctor recommended him to exercise to lose weight, and the only sport he could do was swimming.
He tried to swim for more than 15 minutes to burn more fat, but was unable to. He decided to learn to swim in a proper way and found Total Immersion videos. After one year of practice in the TI way, he lost 18 pound. Moreover, he could swim faster, and many people in the pool started to call out to him about his graceful swimming.
He found Total Immersion’s learning process highly effective and started to teach Total Immersion Swimming in Japan in 2005.
Imagine Catherine Zeta-Jones from Entrapment.
self-reliant, whether in the kitchen or in life: to wrestle control from chaos, to feel like a director instead of an actor, and perhaps to create something bigger than yourself.
Y Combinator- https://www.ycombinator.com/
Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started.
TRAINING: Here are three outfits that pass muster: PAST Skills Wilderness Training (MT) pastskills.com Founded by Bill McConnell, et al. Roots School (VT) rootsvt.com Founded by Brad Salon, et al. Adventure Out (CA) adventureout.com Founded by Cliff Hodges
“Subsistence hunters are among the happiest, most respectful and knowledgeable people that I have met. Needing nothing but their skills and their senses to score a good meal, they are happy because—in this respect at least—they are truly free.” —THE WILD GOURMETS: ADVENTURES IN FOOD & Freedom, BY GUY GRIEVE AND THOMASINA
• The original version of The
The Joy of Cooking
. He started trapping for income
Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as “Thai boxing”, is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins
New Yorker piece “Brigade de Cuisine.”
big green egg
kamado-style grill and smoker
Pick your world-class (top 5%) objective, and set
Spanish in one month (28 days). 2. Use deconstruction, 80/20, and everything in META-LEARNING to nail your materials, determine your sequence, and map out your calendar. 3. To forecast different milestones, work backward from your total allotted time of 28 days. First, we divide our total time units by eight, to reflect the monthly units (eight) needed on my graph to reach fluency. Our progress unit is therefore 3.5 (28 days divided by eight). Next, we look at the graph and multiply out, based on the location of milestones. We round up, so: • Sugar high @ 1 unit = sugar high @ 3.5 days (3.5 x 1), so rounding up, expect a sugar high @ day 4 of 28 days. • Followed by immediate drop and low point @ day 7 (3.5 x 2 units). • Rapid progress after the low point, followed by plateau @ day 10.5 (3.5 x 3), so day 11. • Inflection point @ day 21 (3.5 x 6). • Fluency @ day 28 (3.5 x 8). This forecast is subject to your nailing every other step in META-LEARNING, of course, and it’s a tool of estimation. That said, it can be surprisingly accurate, especially for attempts that last longer than two
And keep in mind that, even if you feel like you’ve failed, you can win. Google cofounder Larry Page once said, “Even if you fail at your ambitious thing, it’s very hard to fail completely. That’s the thing that people don’t get.” Cramming isn’t pass-fail. Let’s say you attempt culinary cram school—cramming six months into 48 hours—as I did. Let’s then say that you retain only 40% of what was taught. If you develop the motor patterns to continue practicing correctly, which is exactly what happened to me, did you fail? Of course not! Even 40% of six months means that you absorbed 2.4 months of skills in 48 hours!
“Take risks and you’ll get the payoffs. Learn from your mistakes until you succeed. It’s that simple.”
margin of safety as follows: how badly can you mangle the recipe and still get something incredible?
LET US BEGIN WITH BEGINNER’S MIND Mise en place, called meez in kitchen slang, means everything in its place. Commit this term to memory. It refers to your workplace. In this book, it also refers to your mind, your business, and your life.
“We have clients come to us and say, ‘Here is our average customer.’ For instance, ‘Female, she is 34 years old, she has 2.3 kids,’ and we listen politely and say, ‘Well, that’s great, but we don’t care…about that person.’ What we really need to do, to design, is look at the extremes. The weakest, or the person with arthritis, or the athlete, or the strongest, the fastest person, because if we understand what the extremes are, the middle will take care of itself.” In other words, the extremes inform the mean, but not vice versa.
To quote Lucius Annaeus Seneca, born 4 BCE: “Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: ‘Is this the condition that I so feared?’… Let the pallet be a real one, and the cloak coarse. Let the bread be hard and grimy. Endure all this for three or four days at a time, sometimes for more, so that it may be a test of yourself instead of a mere hobby. Then, I assure you… you will leap for joy when filled with a penny worth of food, and you will understand that a man’s peace of mind does not depend upon Fortune, for, even when angry, she grants enough for our needs.”
Rule of Threes: Shelter — Three hours Water — Three days Food — Three weeks
Necronomicon - The Necronomicon, also referred to as the Book of the Dead, or under a purported original Arabic title of Kitab al-Azif, is a fictional grimoire (textbook of magic) appearing in stories by the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his followers.
Becoming a Chef (Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page) • Mission Street Food (Anthony Myint, Karen Leibowitz) • The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating (Fergus Henderson) • White Heat (Marco Pierre White) • The River Cottage Meat Book (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) • La Technique (Jacques Pepin) • The River Cafe Cookbook and variants (Rose Gray, Ruth Rogers) • Culinary Artistry (Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page) • The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater (Nigel Slater)
FIRST, CREATE A LIST OF PEOPLE TO INTERVIEW If you’re going for high-level athletics, for instance: 1. Use Wikipedia to find out who was the best (or second best, which is often ideal) in the world 5–10 years ago, or 2–4 Olympics ago, since those currently in the limelight are less likely to respond. 2. Search Google for “[My closest city] [sport] [Olympian or world champion or world record].” Hypothetically, I might look for “San Francisco bobsled Olympian,” which gets me to a team doctor—perfect for a first lead.
The path of least resistance is to freelance write for a blog, newsletter, or local newspaper and do a piece on this person and his/her methods, or to quote him/her on a related topic as an expert (“Expert Predictions for Winter Olympics,” for instance). Once you’re in the door, ask your expert all the questions you’d like. Are you terrible at writing? No problem. Make it a Q&A format and simply print the relevant questions and answers.
Cheese and wine set, your role as host is simple: • Relax so others relax. • Make fun of yourself before others do (i.e., embrace any cheesiness you associate with playing host). • Facilitate interesting conversations. But if it’s not dinner, what do you do? Just sit at a table and talk? No. That’d be too weird. Instead, you choose an event as an excuse for the hangout, and as a distraction to fill voids that crop up. For me, it’s usually a fight night or the UFC, hence the importance of Saturdays, but it could just as easily be another sport, an episode of a popular TV show, or a classic movie (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off works well).
Introduce people to one another as they arrive, and give them one prompt. Think up one fascinating thing about each person before the party. Then, “Tom, this is Jack. Jack, Tom. I think you guys will really hit it off. Tom, didn’t you study computer science at school? Jack’s in tech, but I thought you guys would also connect over triathlons…” or something to that effect. If they don’t take the bait, try, try again. That’s what both nights are for. Practice.
something like: “Well, I suppose I’m technically the host here, right? OK, some of you haven’t met before, so let’s do quick self-intros. But first: wine.” [Make a toast and take a big swig.] “All right, here’s the format: give a quick self-intro, however you like, and then, just to spice things up, mention a pet obsession of yours, or a weird interest, that most people don’t know about.
• Go from Tuesday to Thursday. That’s when restaurants cater to the foodies and experiment with their menus. For the money-making days (Friday to Sunday), they stick to the majority-pleasing safe bets. • Focus on density. For you to become an MFC, restaurants have to first remember your name, so help ’em out. If possible, go for both lunch and dinner two or three nights in a row. Try everything on the menu. That will get attention. Becoming a lunch regular is a good investment and one of the shortcuts to MFC. • Use industry lingo. If they ask “Table for two?” or “Table for four?” you can respond with “Yep. Any two top [two-seater] is fine” or “You got it. Do you have a four top [table for four] toward the back?” • Order two dishes at your first visit. Will Schwalbe, while editor in chief of Hyperion Books, edited many of the biggest names in chefdom. He’s now founder of cookstr.com and still follows advice he received long ago. In his words: “Ask your server to ask the chef two questions: first, ‘What does everyone order?’ and second,
CRITICAL: Forget about “cooking” as one activity. Think of it henceforth as 1) prep and 2) pickup. In our case, we aimed to have everything cooked, or within 10% of cooked, by 3–4 p.m., before our 8 p.m. dinner. This would allow us to put in 30 minutes of “pickup” later to serve four courses in perfect condition—no racing or nervous breakdowns required. For example, we would cook our pork roast in the afternoon to an internal temperature of 125°F, say, if our just-before-dinner goal was 135°F. Then we’d throw it in a 400°F oven when we’d sit down to eat appetizers with our guests. Five to 10 minutes later, it’s done. No stress, no mess.
The magic number for stove-top frying is 350°F.
For almost any protein cooked on a stove-top at medium or higher heat, about four minutes per inch will get you to done.
shorthand like this: Cauliflower Bites: toss cauliflrflorets/3T olvoil/2t cumin&garlc/T currypdr/s+p. Roast on bkgsheet∼20m@400F; turn1x.5
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Mirroring professional chefs, the steps for each recipe are broken into two parts: prep and pickup. I don’t want you to think of “cooking” as one activity. Think of it as “prep,” things that can be done hours/days in advance, and “pickup,” or what you do when you decide it’s time to eat. This will greatly reduce feeling rushed. So remember: it’s no longer cooking, it’s prep and pickup.
Make it small and temporary.
For each type of protein, there is a spice or herb that will never fail you. (Don’t forget to add Maldon sea salt.) • Fish → fennel or dill • Beef → rosemary • Pork or lamb → rosemary • Lamb → mint • Eggs → tarragon (tarragon goes with little else, but it’s miraculous on eggs) Non-protein bonus: tomatoes → basil
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Before you scarf down your food like a hyena, pause and sniff a few inches above each item on your plate. For bonus points, open your mouth slightly as you do so to engage the retronasal pathway.20 Smell each forkful, if you prefer, but I find that the face-in-the-plate approach provides more clarity.
eat 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up, no more. I suggested—actually, insisted—that he make no other changes to his diet or exercise.
To gain 10–30 lbs of lean tissue in one month, MED = 90–120 seconds of tension for most muscles. Slow-cadence lifting (five seconds up, five seconds down) with these parameters helped me add 34 lbs of lean mass in 28 days.
THE FIVE RULES OF THE SLOW-CARB DIET Rule #1 Avoid “white” starchy carbohydrates (or those that can be white). This means no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, or grains. Rule #2 Eat the same few meals over and over again, especially for breakfast and lunch. You already do this; you’re just picking new default meals. Rule #3 Don’t drink calories. Exception: 1–2 glasses of dry red wine per night is allowed. Rule #4 Don’t eat fruit. Generally speaking: Fructose → glycerol phosphate → more body fat. Five hundred years ago, your ancestors probably didn’t eat oranges in December. Get vitamin C from your veggies. Rule #5 Take one day off per week and go nuts. I recommend Saturday, often nicknamed “Faturday” by followers. THE MEALS Build each of your meals from the list below, picking one item from each of the three groups. I’ve italicized
First, deconstruct the language’s grammar using the 12 sentences listed above. Then, memorize the 1200 highest frequency words and learn all the conjugations for auxiliary verbs (e.g. to have, to want, to need, to be, to be able to, to make, I am going to). Learn to speak starting with an auxiliary verb, and then slap the infinitive of any other verb that isn’t auxiliary at the end of the sentence. For instance: I am going (to swim) tomorrow.
100 most common words- https://www.dictionary.com/e/common-words/
For cooking methods, the most popular (as also confirmed by my interviews) were as follows: 1. Grilling 2. Sautéing 3. Braising
Make one braise and you can make them all. • Sauté one dish and you can sauté them all. • Grill one fish and you can, to a degree (get it?), wing it and get it right.
“When in doubt, black it out.” Here,
In comic book penciling, there’s an expression, “When in doubt, black it out.” Here, the same applies: when confused and overwhelmed, remove ingredients