The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness

Austin David Books

“Always be hungry, Owen,” the Chef said softly. “Don’t ever let life just wash over you. Savor it—every smell, every taste, every sound. That’s Rule One, Owen: Taste everything.”
Owen Devon used to have a pretty good life. At least until a few months ago, when disaster struck his family. Now his grades are plunging and his life is spiraling out of control. To make matters worse, he’s just been tagged for vandalism—and to repay the damage, he’s being put to work for the crusty old owner of the local diner. But there’s a lot about the old man that Owen doesn’t know—and in this diner’s cramped little kitchen, he’s going to learn a lot more than how to cook an excellent meal.…
From eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef Charles Carroll and New York Times bestselling author John David Mann (The Go-Giver) comes a tale of heartbreak and redemption, about a boy who learns to overcome tragedy and carve out a life of excellence and honor through cooking lessons at the hands of a retired chef. Blending poignant story-telling with vivid culinary detail, The Recipe offers readers a compelling recipe for personal greatness. Throughout the story the reader also learns key cooking concepts, cutting techniques, and other practical secrets of the kitchen. Includes a complete set of recipes for dishes cooked in the story.
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CHEF CHARLES CARROLL ( is an eight-time Culinary Olympian who travels the world speaking on championship thinking and personal greatness. He has shared the stage with such figures as former world heavyweight champion George Foreman, Chef Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible), Chef Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet), and Chef Rick Tramonto (Iron Chef America). He was named one of the year's Great Country Inn Chefs by the James Beard Foundation (1993) and is past president of the World Association of Chefs Societies, with over 10 million members in 105 countries. Among his titles and distinctions, Chef Carroll has been inducted into the World Master Chefs Association, the American Academy of Chefs, the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, and the Honorable order of the Golden Toque. For his work with U.S. troops abroad, Chef Carroll was personally commended by U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. In 2013 he was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Martin by the U.S. Army. Chef Carroll currently serves as Executive Chef of Houston's River Oaks Country Club.

JOHN DAVID MANN ( is coauthor of the national bestselling classic The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea, which has sold more than half a million copies in more than two dozen languages. Winner of the Axiom Business Book Award's Gold Medal in 2008, The Go-Giver has been hailed as "the most important parable about business--and life--of our time" by bestselling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant; "a small book that packs a huge idea" by bestselling author Daniel Pink; "a good description of many of the most amazing people I've encountered" by Arianna Huffington; and "a must-read by anyone who wants to change the world" by talk show host Glenn Beck. Inc. magazine named it as one of the 18 Most Motivational Books of All Time. His other titles include the New York Times bestsellers Flash Foresight (with Daniel Burrus) and The Red Circle (with Brandon Webb) and the national bestsellers Among Heroes (with Brandon Webb), The Slight Edge (with Jeff Olson), and Real Leadership (with John Addison). His 2011 Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and The Washington Post as Best Leadership Book of 2011.

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Austin David Books
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Oct 17, 2017
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Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Religion / Inspirational
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Suntem făcuți să fim fericiți! Programul în patru pași pentru fericire de lungă durată

Cu toții am trăit, într-un moment sau altul al vieții noastre, un sentiment de fericire extatică, de euforie provocată de simpla senzație de a fi viu.

Te-ai întrebat vreodată de ce această stare este atât de rară și de efemeră?

Răspunsul este că nu trebuie să fie așa!

Toate afirmațiile, gândirea pozitivă, terapia prin dialog și produsele farmaceutice din lume nu vor fi de ajuns ca să ne facă fericiți așa cum am fost creați să fim, afirmă renumiții psihologi clinicieni dr. George Pratt și dr. Peter Lambrou. Asta deoarece abordările sus-menționate nu reușesc să valorifice un al treilea aspect al organismului uman, unul care construiește o punte peste golul dintre minte și corp: biocâmpul.

Combinând șase decenii de experiență clinică și cercetări de ultimă oră, autorii au dezvoltat un program revoluționar cu ajutorul căruia îți vei redescoperi fericirea înnăscută în patru pași simpli și demonstrați clinic.

Programul conceput de Pratt și Lambrou a schimbat deja viețile a peste 45 000 de clienți, printre care s-au numărat sportivi profesioniști, conducători ai unor firme de top și celebrități. Conținând toate instrumentele bazate pe știință și sfaturile necesare pentru a putea să devii mai concentrat, mai puternic și mai împlinit, Codul fericirii îți va schimba viața.

„Una dintre marile descoperiri ale secolului XX a fost conexiunea intimă dintre corp, minte și spirit. Doctorii Pratt și Lambrou au făcut o muncă de pionierat, transformând această descoperire în tehnici care funcționează. Dacă vreți să aveți parte de mai multă fericire și împlinire, citiți Codul fericirii. V-ar putea schimba viața.“ – Dr. Larry dossey, autorul cărților Puterea premonițiilor și Cuvinte tămăduitoare (Editura Lifestyle Publishing)

What do you do at work when a hundred crises seem to be happening at the same time? Do you pick just one priority or try to put out every fire? How can you stay composed, figure out what really matters, and act decisively? 
When former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb transitioned to civilian life, he struggled to get his first startup business off the ground. He raised millions for his new venture, only to lose it all as problems spiraled out of his control.
In the wake of that failure, Webb realized that successful entrepreneurs need a skill he had already mastered: total focus. SEAL snipers define it as the ability to filter out noise and chaos so you can make life-or-death decisions under the extreme conditions of combat. If he could maintain total focus while staring through crosshairs at a man who might (or might not) be an Al Qaeda terrorist, surely he could do the same in the business world.
So Webb started over, applying total focus to a new startup, a media company called Hurricane Group. His approach was so effective that in just five years, Hurricane grew to have a staff of over fifty, an audience in the tens of millions, and a valuation of more than $100 million.
In this book, Webb teaches us to make better decisions under extreme pressure by emulating the habits of his fellow warriors, as well as other skills he learned on the job and from great friends and business leaders like Solomon Choi of 16 Handles, Matt Meeker of BarkBox, and Betsy Morgan of the Huffington Post and TheBlaze. For instance, you’ll discover:

·  The difference between total focus and tunnel vision is developing total situational awareness: the ability to spot opportunities and threats without getting distracted from your goal.
·  You can overcome indecisiveness and hesitancy by accepting violence of action: a decision to move forward with an imperfect plan, knowing that even the best-laid plans go wrong.
·  Entrepreneurs must learn to embrace the suck, refusing to quit when the going gets brutal, and recognizing that unexpected challenges may reveal your best shot at success.

By following the tactics and wisdom of a generation of legendary snipers and business leaders, you’ll find the clarity of mind you need to accomplish your own mission—whatever it takes.
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