Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen
The official blurb:

“Life in a restaurant kitchen is strenuous and exciting, while its inhabitants are…unique. In this testosterone-laden atmosphere, Dalia Jurgensen tirelessly pursued her dream of becoming a chef, working her way up though New York’s top restaurants.

In her deliciously entertaining memoir, she divulges the dynamics between cooks and waiters, chefs and food critics, and heated affairs between staff members. Written with sincere love for the industry, this is a candid insider’s tour from the unique perspective of an acclaimed pastry chef.”

Dessert inspiration and insights into life in a big busy restaurant kitchen: I was absolutely fascinated by the details of the desserts Dalia created (I’ve shared some examples in the review below) and the work involved in producing them to order.