The 4-Hour Chef Wins — Gourmand Awards "Best in the World"


Greetings from Paris!

I am ecstatic to announce that The 4-Hour Chef has won Best First Cookbook at the 18th Annual “Best in the World” Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (!!!).

26,000+ food and wine books are produced every year, and 8,000+ books from more than 100 countries participate in the Gourmand Awards.

I was at a loss for words on the platform above. I was more surprised than this (see :08 forward).

Thank you to everyone who helped make this book a reality. It was all worth it.
Thank you to my incredible family.
Thank you to my wonderfully supportive girlfriend.
Thank you to every one of you, my dear readers. You’re the reason I keep writing.



Posted on: February 24, 2013.

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142 comments on “The 4-Hour Chef Wins — Gourmand Awards "Best in the World"

    • Honestly I don’t think this book has much validity outside of the US. It will be really hard to get some of the ingredients.

      I was born in Mexico and I don’t think I could’ve gotten past the third recipe back home.

      But what do I know, I’ve never been to France


    • Me too, I would love see 4HC translated in French.
      It took very long time for the 4HB to be in french version.
      This 4HC is so much more than only about cooking, so yes it has great validity outside of US too.
      We know you’re very busy Tim, but please make it translate faster than 4HB.
      Thanks and Congrats again ;-)


  1. Right on TIm! Keep doing what you’re doing, you inspired and continue to inspire me so much, just in the last 8 months that I picked up all of your books. From Body to Work Week to Chef, just life changing material and I thank you.


  2. Congratulations Tim! I also wanted to thank you for all the positive impact you have had on my life. I am avid follower of yours and try live my life with the principles you have outlined in your books. I would die for the opportunity to meet you one day!

    Thanks again for everything! Keep up your great work!

    P.S. Nice to see you in a suit for once!


    • Tim’s a great guy – met him when he gave a talk at the Apple Store in SoHo, NY. There was a line of 100+ people and he stayed an extra hour or more to shake every hand and talk with every single person. I was very impressed.


  3. Congrats Tim!

    I must say you’re looking PHYNE in that pic. Either you’ve got a fashionable friend or perhaps you’ve deconstructed fashion? =)


  4. Great…! ;-)
    Long was the road from your 3min breakfast Youtube video and white eggs:

    Just inspiring for all of us… Bravo!

    And by the way I’m in Paris, and you have a lot of fans here, so even if you stay few hours in Paris, would be glad to say hello and drink some red wine we all know you love ;-)
    I’ll chek my emails this afternoon in case.
    Encore Bravo ! (in French “again congrats”)