Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book Review: DamGoodSweet by Chef David Guas

Chef David Guas, native New Orleanian and Washington D.C. area resident, is rejoicing the sweet success of his first cookbook DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style with his first ever James Beard Foundation Award nomination!

The book contains 50 dessert recipes along with beautiful photography. As you flip through the book, you'll learn some great food history about the dishes of New Orleans. I'm a sucker for sweets and my mouth watered reading through these recipes. Guas provides many variations on the recipes to give the reader ideas to make the dish their own. Some of the recipes seem difficult for the average reader and may require equipment that not everyone owns (ice cream maker, blow torch, canning rack) With that said, there are plenty of recipes accessible for the home cook. From jams, to ice cream, to cakes, to heavenly hash...you'll find it all in DamGoodSweet.

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