About

Scott Haas is hard at work on his next book: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting Family of the Year.”  Priceless.

He is also completing a book on prominent Indian-Americans to be published in 2015 by Prakesh Publishers (Delhi).

He is the author of “Back of the House,” a book about the psychology of being a chef and working in restaurants (Berkley/Penguin).  He wrote: “Hearing Voices” (Dutton) and “Are We There Yet?” (Plume); he is co-author of “The Da Silvano Cookbook” (Bloomsbury).

He won a James Beard award for hosting on air on public radio.

His work appears in a variety of publications, including Saveur, The Boston Globe, Wine Enthusiast, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Islands, Sewasdee, and Gastronomica.

He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and maintains an active consultative practice emphasizing diagnostic work in psychiatric hospitals and urban communities of color.   He is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but can be found in Japan and on East 10th between 2nd & 3rd as often as possible.

He doesn’t get out much.

BACK OF THE HOUSE is available through these retailers:

http://www.amazon.com/Back-House-Secret-Life-Restaurant/dp/0425256103/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_XQXY

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/back-of-the-house-scott-haas/1111431592?ean=9780425256107

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Back-House/Scott-Haas/9780425256107?id=5597567771859

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780425256107

 

 

24 thoughts on “About

  1. I do very much appreciate your work Scott…when I read about the wine, cheese and other delicacies you write about – i can basically smell them through your words – keep it up!
    Best, Rob

  2. 250 books!?

    Would you consider donating any of them?

    Future Chefs is a Boston-based scholarship and mentoring non-profit for motivated high school students wishing to pursue a career in the culinary arts. It’s an extraordinary program that’s empowering the next generation of chefs.

    Cookbooks, food novels, historical accounts of food cultivation/production, chef biographies, etc are an invaluable resource for culinary students, foodies, and chefs alike and I’m sure they would be extremely grateful to receive such a gift.

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  4. Hi, just wondered if you are the son of Walter Haas, and Flo Haas, formerly of Plainfield, NJ. If so, then hi. I was your father’s friend when you and your sister were born.

  5. I am still in nj, about 10 miles from the pennsylvania border. I like it very much here. I have been retired for 19 years. The plainfield area is not the same anymore.
    Iris and I were very happy with the move.
    Unfortunately I lost Iris 2 years ago.
    Tell me about Heidi and your folks.

  6. I was just curious as to how you found the time! I think it’s wonderful that you enjoy Japan and its food enough to want to show it to other people. :-)

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  9. Hi Scott, loved Back of the House have you thought about doing a follow up since Tony Maws opened up Kirkland Tap and Trotter? So much of the book focused on how he didnt/couldnt rely on his staff but that must have changed for him to branch out to the second restaurant? Thanks for the great read!

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  16. Hi, Scott… a ‘blast from the past’ … trying to acknowledge This Day.
    Would love to hear about you, etc. Please reach out!
    A fellow food lover, admiring your work, M Guth

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