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Paperback Details
  • 12/2014
  • 1507710410
  • 200 pages
  • $13.95
Ebook Details
  • 12/2014
  • B00QOH8CJY
  • 230 pages
  • $7.99
Ryan Kurr
Author
Sugar Burn: The Not so Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen
Ryan Kurr, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

After leaving a career in the insurance industry and then one in massage therapy, Ryan Kurr decides to follow his dream of becoming a Pastry Chef. As Ryan whisks his way through some of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants with notoriously difficult, award-winning chefs at the helm, he learns an important recipe for self-worth and balance that includes ingredients that are both sweet and savory. After graduating from pastry school, he began trial days in kitchens, quickly learning the pace was lightning-quick and strenuous. He struggled with his own intense anxieties and sensory overloads as he became acclimated to the industry. After landing his dream job at a famous pastry-driven restaurant, owned and operated by a recent James Beard Award winner, he struggled to keep up, stay alive and pay rent. Surrounded by adrenalized mania, and gargantuan egos, he began to question the structure of the culinary world, his skill and his dream. In turn, he then analyzed what it truly means to be successful. Sugar Burn is Kurr's detailed and truthful look into the world of professional pastry kitchens and all its pleasures and idiosyncrasies.
Reviews
Aaron Kraemer - Amazon.com

Well written, and I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the life of somebody working in a professional kitchen.

Carolyn Krueger - Amazon.com

Welp. None of my laundry got done, nor did the vacuuming, but I would say it was a day better spent. I could not put this memoir down. It is a very fresh perspective on the culinary world, ripe with bittersweet humor and vibrant characters. Kurr's writing style is smooth, honest, and effortless, and I look forward to reading more from him in the future.

For anyone interested in what it is really like in the kitchen, particularly a pastry kitchen, or anyone who wants something fun, eye opening and new to read, I highly suggest Sugar Burn.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 12/2014
  • 1507710410
  • 200 pages
  • $13.95
Ebook Details
  • 12/2014
  • B00QOH8CJY
  • 230 pages
  • $7.99

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