Giveaway – N30,000.00 Cash! – Closed

All you need to do to win the N30,000.00 which will be deposited directly into your account  is:

  1. Buy What the Kitchen Told Me on Amazon or Lulu (better option for Nigerians).
  2. Review the Book and post your review as a comment on this post.

One commenter (winner) with the most in-depth review will be chosen By David Thoreau the author.

The contest is open from Monday 03 April 2017 and ends on Monday 17 April 2017.


  1. Please make sure your Name used for the purchase  and Comment name on match.
  2. Account to receive the prize must also match reviewers name.
  3. Make sure the email address you comment with is valid, as that is the email address you will be contacted on for your payment details.

Good luck and happy winning.

PS: I told you David was my friend lol.


13 Comments on Giveaway – N30,000.00 Cash! – Closed

  1. lauretta // April 3, 2017 at 13:39 // Reply

    Please can i buy the e- book. I am really interested in participating.


    • Lauretta please click on the link in the article


    • Please miss pynk, I have tried buying it online with my computer, but its not going.

      I think it only works on kindle, Mac and iPhone. But I do not use any of these devices, so it’s not going through.

      I requested for the normal copy, but delivery date is from 10th to 17th April.

      What do you advise please?


        • lauretta // April 6, 2017 at 09:14 // Reply

          Thank you very much, will proceed to get it.


          • Chioma Lauretta Mbadugha // April 6, 2017 at 20:24 //

            Oh my goodness!!!
            One of my favorite quotes from the book is -:
            “Be the kind of person that others call the phenomenon, the one about whom others say, “I don’t know how he does it, but he does.” The kind that makes others say with envy, “Man, I wish my life was like that.” Be unapologetically the real you”.
            ‘What the kitchen told me’ is a must have book for everybody, not just for NOW, but as we journey through life’s unpredictable journey. The book exposes you to the difficulties faced when trying to achieve success and shows you the process to hustle your way out. If followed judiciously, success will be achieved.
            The author’s use of language is superb, very simple and yet straightforward, shooting out important and realistic scenarios necessary for self improvement. The author made use of the ‘kitchen’ as a way of explaining that we can create something out of nothing.
            Unbelievably, I was glued throughout the reading process and i felt as though, I was communicating with a real person. Although, It was heartbreaking when I approached the last chapter, because I definitely wanted more…..
            This book is definitely speaking to me, and I am 100percent certain, that it will communicate to a high volume of individuals looking for that positive push to enhance and build their self-development process towards their goals and also individuals who are hungry for success.
            As it rightly states, life is like a recipe,we are what we digest. Get a copy of the book and discover this recipe.


  2. Ms Pynk, it seems the kindle version is unavailable for purchase from Nigeria??


    • Hey Babe I wws able to download it. Not sure what is going on. Babe alternatively you can purchase the book on


      • ” Truth is always amazingly simple. We make it complicated. When we hear truth it resonates within us” – David Thoreau
        When i read that quote i instinctively knew i had stumbled on something special. There is so much truth hidden in this book i almost don’t know where to start. What the kitchen told me outlines life lessons and experiences from someone who has seen quite a bit of the world in such a unique way that makes it very relatable to us all. Every budding or even established go-getter will definitely find the nuggets in it extremely useful. Every single chapter is filled with so much insight. It is a short book ( Hi David, i’ll definitely read the books that come after this when you turn it into a series, i know you’re not done yet ) that uses our everyday-life kitchen scenarios to inspire us to get up, consciously choose to use the unique ingredients given to us at birth and make something special out of this journey called life. At the end of the day, everybody’s gonna eat and we are what we eat.
        “There are more losers than winners in life, not because we all can’t win, but because we all don’t take action and try”-What the Kitchen told me
        David shares principles that are upheld by most of the world’s high flyers. Conscious steps and tips if practiced will eliminate the threat standing between you and your success. If you want more out of life, or you just need that extra push then this book is for you, there’s something for everyone. Like he says-The food doesn’t cook itself, you have to put in the work if you want to eat.
        I definitely see myself picking this book up to read a few more times in the future, especially when it seems i’m running low on seasoning or i just need to top up my hustle sauce. Unlike some of those motivational books that just drone on and on, this is actually a page turner and i’m not just saying that. Most of the experiences used to illustrate his points were very relatable to me. It is really a good read!


  3. Idoko Queen // April 5, 2017 at 22:32 // Reply

    The book seems interesting. It’s been impossible to purchase it online though. Kindly profer a solution to this or suggest something soon.


  4. Simisola // April 6, 2017 at 15:59 // Reply

    I have been trying to buy your book since I saw the link on twitter. It is hard o but will keep trying.


  5. Ismail Danlandi // April 6, 2017 at 16:08 // Reply

    Pls can I send you money so you can download and send the book to me? This amoazon is loooong thing. Lol


  6. From the first chapter, I was hooked by David’s ability to pass on valuable lessons through his stories from cooking. It was easy to get caught up in reading the book, as the stories made it easy to turn the pages.
    I loved the use of stories told in a similar tone as parables, to teach valuable life lessons.

    “You see, we all get a list of ingredients, and everybody’s list is different, but your job is to take your list and make something special with it.”
    I watch Chopped and other televised cooking shows, so this quote struck a chord with me and explains that it is a deliberate decision to make the best out of what life has given us.
    He also taught that, just like ingredients, if you do not make use of what you have been given to work with, over time, they would become unusable.
    There is no perfect time for getting anything done, so if we spend time doing everything else, but that which we should be doing, we would end up with the important things not being taken care of.

    Emphasizing the need to follow tried and tested recipes while cooking, the book taught that there is no need learning the hard way, if it were possible to follow a proven method of working towards beneficial goals.
    David shares the need to put God first, decide on a goal, then write down the expected outcome and timeline and work with every available resources, in order to achieve this goal.

    David showed that lessons could be learnt even in adverse conditions. When he spoke about his travel to various parts of the world, I looked forward to reading about some of these experiences.
    I wasn’t disappointed reading about his jungle cooking experiences in Basra, Iraq. This was a clear application of improvisation and creativity, against all odds. He emphasied the need to make the best of every situation.

    Pests are very annoying and are everywhere, so it made perfect sense that a telling of life in the kitchen would include them. Effective pest management in the kitchen was used to illustrate the need to eliminate any negativity that distracts you from your set goals.

    “You are what you eat” is a quote most of us are familiar with, especially where it concerns weightloss efforts. In this book, it is used to to explain that your relationships define you, so you have to be intentional about what feeds your dream. Relationships are critical to one’s success or failure, so choosing the right ones is important to realising or marring one’s dreams.

    By the time I got to the final chapter, I realised that the author had saved the best for last. This chapter was an encore-inducing one, full of stories that told of a soul determined not to be conquered by adversities. This chapter told of the birth of a hustler who knew exactly where he wanted to be and fought to get there. With an admirable tenacity, the writer got past racism and a deliberate attempt to keep him down.

    I would easily recommend this book to people, as David made it easy on visualise his experiences. Reading the book, I was in each kitchen he was narrating at any point. It was easy to relate to his experiences as he used simplified language and a friendly tone throught the book.
    In the middle of a busy schedule, the book held my attention and was a page-turner. Great job!


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