Sugar Burn: The Not so Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen

Sugar Burn The Not so Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen 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

  • Title: Sugar Burn: The Not so Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen
  • Author: Ryan Kurr
  • ISBN: 9781507710418
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 areAfter 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.

    One thought on “Sugar Burn: The Not so Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen”

    1. Thought book was more about his relationships with bosses and coworkers rather than the "kitchen". Was looking for more in that respect.

    2. I received a free copy of Sugar Burn: The Not So Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen from First Reads.Not exactly what I expected, but somewhat enlightening as far as what one might experience while pursuing a career in the culinary industry. Sugar Burn gave me the impression that the kitchens or restaurants (the atmosphere and conditions as well as the chefs, staff, management, and so on) I saw on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares were more of the rule than the exception. Not good.While my greatest passio [...]

    3. I won this book via and only read it now because I have been so late with my TBR books.I enjoyed the writing and enjoyed reading about the adventures of Ryan. Despite the feeling I got through the whole book, that he didn’t know himself what exactly he wanted to do in life, leaving everything and starting a whole new career was something brave and hats off to Ryan for that.On the other hand, I had a problem with his personality. I found that he was often complaining, liked to exaggerate thing [...]

    4. I was lucky enough to receive this as a first read with even a sweet note from the author. A touching and slightly painful memoir about an insurance guy who decides to follow his dream of becoming a pastry chief. I have to confess I'm a bit of a sucker for cooking books and this was fun to read about the wacky egomaniacs that he worked with in Chicago kitchens. Of course I had to try and figure out the identity of the main evil chef. Since I live in far away foodie culture of Berkeley, I used t [...]

    5. You have opened my eyes to all the behind the scenes of a working restaurant, bakery & other food places. I too love to cook and bake, it's a passion for my family, but I am so glad that I chose to keep it that way. I would never have had the guts to keep going! This is a very good book.

    6. I received this book for free through First Reads . I enjoyed reading this book .I will be looking for more books from the author in the future , Great book !!

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