Sunday, May 3, 2009
Spiced: A Pastry Chef's True Stories of Trials by Fire, After-Hours Exploits, and What Really Goes on in the Kitchen, by Dalia Jurgensen
This was a fun, fast-paced read, and a very satisfying look at real life in fine restaurants. I felt that Dalia Jurgensen was very lucky, as she seemed to kind of fall into her first position, but she obviously works her a** off wherever she worked, and her deserts sounded heavenly. It was funny to read about her reaction when restaurant critic Ruth Reichl came to a restaurant she worked at, having listened to her Garlic and Sapphires, and of course I was fascinated when she wrote about working for Martha Stewart.