What The Kitchen Told Me

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE WHERE YOU ARE NOW OR BE DESTINED FOR A LIFE OF STRUGGLE But you do have to recognize right here, right now, that you are the sum of what you consume. So if you want to change the world around you, it’s going to start by changing the world within you. Powerful and practical, What the Kitchen Told Me shares strategic insights designed to: -Motivate -Create -Inspire So whether you just need a little seasoning or your dish needs an entire overhaul, What the Kitchen Told Me absolutely delivers on time-tested truths learned straight from the kitchen. For those who are ready to create the life they’ve imagined, put on your apron, get into this kitchen, and let’s cook us something special!


4 reviews for What The Kitchen Told Me

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a must read! Really insightful book. Lots to be learned from it. I highly recommend it to everyone looking to create the life they’ve always imagined.


  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.


  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    “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 y”


  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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


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