This author runs a very well-thought-of restaurant in Boston. (I saw a breathless headline, something like "Obama visits Hamersley's Bistro, eats meat and potatoes.")
I do have this book (if anybody needs paraphrasing, just ask) and it looks great. The author likes "simmering, braising, roasting" -- cooking you can walk away from. Nice, but haha I noticed some other cooking terms too, like candied pistachios and shaved apples and souffléed Roquefort. It will be interesting!
On February 1st I'll put up a thread for our reports.
A few online recipes : http://starchefs.com/GHamersley/html/...