Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Scott Haas

Narrated By: Johnny Heller

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: March 2013

Duration: 8 hours 1 minutes


Food writer and clinical psychologist Scott Haas wanted to know what went on inside the mind of a top chef-and what kind of emotional dynamics drove the fast-paced, intense interactions inside a great restaurant. To capture all the heat and hunger, he spent eighteen months immersed in the kitchen of James Beard Award-winner Tony Maws's restaurant, Craigie on Main, in Boston. He became part of the family, experiencing the drama first-hand. Here, Haas exposes the inner life of a chef, what it takes to make food people crave, and how to achieve greatness in a world that demands more than passion and a sharp set of knives.

A lens into what motivates and inspires all chefs-including Thomas Keller, Andrew Carmellini, whose stories are also shared here-Back of the House will change the way you think about food-and about the complicated people who cook it and serve it.


Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant

by Scott Haas

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Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant, Scott Haas