My goodness, but the news comes tumbling in: yesterday, the Boston Phoenix ran a lovely Q & A about Back of the House conducted by the estimate Cassandra Landry: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/food/150880-trade-secrets-scott-haass-back-of-the-house-the.
Holy Henry Kissinger!
And on the very same day, Boston magazine ran its, as promised, 4000 word excerpt from the book: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/2013/01/tony-maws-craigie-on-main.
Nice, nice, nice.
As if that wasn’t enough, the book is now #3 in professional cooking at Amazon: And that’s pre-sales as it is not even available until 2/5/13.
Meanwhile, escaping the hubbub, I’m here in Kanazawa at Beniya Mukaya, a ryokan where I’d stayed once before, sipping red wine and looking out onto an industrial valley while enjoying the drop in blood pressure subsequent to hot bath #4 of the day.
Lunch was kamo and soba. Dinner will be fugu sashimi and Noto beef.
Paint it black!