I'm in the process of reading the 4 hour Chef by Tim Ferris. Love this guy! While the book does have some cooking in there, it's not only about that. It's more about his rapid learning techniques. One of the examples provided in the book was around shooting better baskets in basketball. In fairness, I'm already a decent play but after reviewing his 2-3 page breakdown of what makes a good shot, I hit 19/20 free throws in a row! Even at my peak, I don't think I ever did that.
I also loved the Power of Habit and anything by Marshall Goldsmith is also great.
Hope this helps.
Funny, as I was just looking at a sample of this on my Kindle. The table of contents is VERY strange! Are you far enough along to recommend it?