Giveaway N50,000.00 Cash! – Closed

It’s June and It’s Giveaway Season.

All you need to do to win the N50,000.00 which will be deposited directly into your account  is:

  1. Buy What the Kitchen Told Me (WTKTM) Here
  2. Review  and Rate 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 Friday 16 June 2017 and ends on Sunday 16 July 2017.


  1. Please make sure your Name used for the purchase  and Comment name 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 if you win.
  4. Prior WTKTM contest winners are not eligible for this contest.

Good luck and happy winning.

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11 Comments on Giveaway N50,000.00 Cash! – Closed

  1. Eme Edim // June 16, 2017 at 10:02 // Reply

    I’ve read this book a couple of times since i bought it. Every time i read it, i learn something new. What hasn’t changed is the way i felt the first time
    i read it. So here goes: ” 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!


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  3. Okafor Kingsley // July 14, 2017 at 10:18 // Reply

    This Book “What the Kitchen Told Me” by David Thoreau was a phenomenal read. The book came at a perfect time in my life. Just when I was sliding closer to the brink and giving up on life, I have found a new light within myself. David harped on how we are our own kitchens and have access to our own unique set of ingredients to make whatever “meal” we so desire. I am exceedingly pleased I read this book when I did.

    I appreciate his emphasis on following tried and tested methods of cooking rather than sacrificing oneself unnecessarily and learning things the hard way. He also stresses the need to put God first prior to deciding on a goal and documenting the goal and expected outcome while working with our own unique set of ingredients.

    His experience especially in Basra, Iraq showed a clear application of improvisation and creativity despite the odds. He made the best of his circumstances despite the heavily unfavorable circumstances and surroundings.

    This book was an uplifting read and I look forward to reading it several more times and recommending it to others.


  4. Iyanuoluwa Balogun // July 15, 2017 at 01:27 // Reply

    Miss pynk my comment is not posting here o… What should I do?


    • Repost it, you posted elsewhere it seems


      • Iyanuoluwa Balogun // July 15, 2017 at 08:12 // Reply

        Initially deciding to buy the book ‘What the Kitchen Told Me’, I assumed it was going to be another inspirational book one could get off the shelf – how wrong I was. Although still very much inspirational, it distills its message in the most basic of methods, using kitchen examples (living up to its name) most people would be familiar with. This approach effectively enables its reader grasp seemingly complex life lessons by building on their established foundation with ‘kitchen matters’ – everyone eats food and has had some dealing with the kitchen.
        The book makes some claims that resonated deeply with me, especially my current academic endeavors and how I could apply its lessons. One of the thrusts of the book was: ‘there are no mistakes’, a statement that I have come to find out to be true. Previously, I felt that I couldn’t be an A student, couldn’t read my books like the school geeks, and couldn’t excel as much as I’d have desired. Truth as I’ve come to find is that I cannot reap what I didn’t sow – If I wasn’t putting in the required efforts, I couldn’t ‘feel’ myself into that desired and coveted future/ideal. If I really do want to do well, I’d need to read and find what successful academic people do to achieve their success as lightly, yet insightfully summarized in a wise maxim in the book: ‘the food don’t cook itself’. This really stuck out for me as understanding that I and solely, I, is responsible for myself and my life’s outcome. As such, I cannot let the course of my life be determined by excuses, circumstances, friends or family. I essentially have to cook my food – and cook the best food I can while being effective .
        Another key learning point for me included changing my thoughts, how I spend my time, company, network, and many of these key ingredients to reflect what I want to do with my life or what I want out of my life.
        While success was described majorly from the financial perspective, I imagine that happiness or fulfillment both of which aren’t always money-related could give a better and robust view of success. David Thoreau says, ‘truth recognizes truth’ and no truer words have been spoken. Definitely a good and highly recommended read as it very easily enlightened me – as I’m sure it will enlighten other readers- to important life lessons using rudimentary and arguably effective approach.


  5. Nneamaka Obi // July 15, 2017 at 21:33 // Reply

    What The Kitchen Told Me is an entreé for lovers of motivational books. It delivers valid life’s lessons from the point of view of a chef, with the author noting that we are all chefs in the Kitchens of our lives; with the ability to create beautiful/delicious dishes with the ingredients at our disposal.
    In less than eighty pages, David Thoreau shares life’s experiences that has impacted on his success as an individual.  These vital points are penned in simple, practical, easy to follow and witty language.
    He illustrates the significance of every gift/career/experience – no matter how small it may seem- in the walk of each person who is hungry to make a mark.
    Two lessons from WTKTM resonate with me : that food does not cook itself and the need to have my personal Board of Directors.
    I’ll rate WTKTM at 4stars because it does not come in hard copy (I would have loved to gift family without the technology to download e-copies).
    To David Thoreau, I’ll say kudos and thank you for sharing


  6. Osayi Sonia Okoro // July 16, 2017 at 00:19 // Reply

    “You don’t have to be the most talented, the most popular or the most gifted but you have to hustle”
    This book is one of the best things that has happened to me in a while.I say this because I was just about to fold up my catering business,due in particular to the state of the Nigerian economy and difficulty in getting worthwhile jobs, when I got introduced by a friend.
    The best part of this book is the authors ability to convey a crucial message in a not overtly serious way.As a result it makes for such and interesting read and at the same time conveys a powerful message that motivates you to be the best.Since buying it, I have read it five times and each timeI have discovered something new.It has helped me realise the benefit of the hustle and has helped me decide not to give up on my business but to improve upon it in every area “beleiving that no matter what happens,the grind will always work out for my good”


  7. Ebuka Oradubanya // July 16, 2017 at 08:17 // Reply

    “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 cooking experiences in different. This was a clear application of improvisation and creativity, against all odds. He emphasied the need to make the best of every situation. 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. Reading the book, I was in each kitchen he was narrating at any point. It was easy to relate to his experiences in very simple language. I will rate it five stars


  8. Favour Ajayi // July 16, 2017 at 18:34 // Reply

    I found this book so relatable & so will you. I felt like the author knew me personally and was communicating; come on , you can do this, you can have an amazingly successful life, if only you will do the work, but you don’t have to go in blind, here’s a roadmap.
    From the very first page to its last, it was an avalanche of practical knowledge; the intricacies of a kitchen, the how-to of transferring seemingly minute lessons from the kitchen into everyday life. Just as a small drop of a sauce/ingredient can completely change the taste, texture or flavor of a dish, the kitchen told me that I am not small after all and I get to be absolutely amazing by applying sound recipes.
    The kitchen told me that my Life won’t run on auto pilot, at least successfully; realizing that the seemingly unrelated ingredients that Life has bequeathed me to create my dish has an expiry date brings that sense of urgency to daily living, Understanding that life is short and with the passage of time comes the inability to achieve certain aspirations can shake one out of the inertia of wishing for another individual’s life.
    This is definitely a go-to book for when I encounter roadblocks in life’s journey. In the fourth chapter I discovered reverse engineering to be one of the veritable tools to self-improve and fast-track success…in envisioning the end from the beginning, focusing on the specific outcome i have in mind & then working backward by outlining the activities needed to achieve said outcome. While adding hustle to the mix is the secret sauce to make my dish zing, theres also the need to consciously cultivate positive relationships.
    I can’t begin to describe how utterly life-changing reading and applying the recipes in this book can be, especially with how relatable the author’s style of writing is. I find it to be a worthy investment of my resources & I wholeheartedly believe it will be a similar experience for you.


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