Your Dessert Questions Answered. It’s DamGoodSweet!

by Simone Rathle

Washington, D.C. pastry chef David Guas has always brought his New Orleans southern charm to family, peers, admirers, and desserts, but now in his first cookbook –Dam Good Sweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth New Orleans Style, published by Taunton Press. With wonderful short, heartfelt memoirs of Guas’ childhood in New Orleans interweaves with homey favorites like the classic Beignet and Chocolate Pralines to the special-occasion treats like the King Cake and the true taste of the south-Red Velvet Cake [trick of his elders- mayonnaise for moistness]. After the neighborhoods Guas grew up in were nearly erased by Katrina, he knew he needed to record and preserve the traditions of his family and region.

STOP the Press! David Guas is setting up an ON-LINE LIVE CHAT for the holidays. Just as the cookbook reaches the bookstores November 1, 2009, Guas will be available every Sunday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am EST, but only for the months of November and December. “Sweet Swap with David Guas” invites everyone to chime in for those puzzling dessert questions or want suggestions for simple, easy, and seasonally entertaining sweets. Just go to his website,, and click on the red velvet cake and start asking away!

Our hope is for you to reach out to our faithful supporters on getting connected with Dam Good Sweet pastry chef David Guas and if you would like to have something fun and peak everyone’s interest with our Baker’s Dozen Quest– tell Guas your best memory of a New Orleans dessert, and he will pick the most noteworthy story teller each week of the first three weeks in November to receive an autographed copy of his cookbook. And the best story overall after the three weeks will win a private cooking session with David Guas in their home and with 5 other friends. Please send your short stories to

Join New Orleans native and Pastry Chef David Guas and all his friends at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a dessert sampling from his cookbook on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 5-7 pm in the late afternoon. He will be signing cookbooks and what a great way to get a head start your Holiday Shopping!  Learn More…


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2 Responses to “Your Dessert Questions Answered. It’s DamGoodSweet!”

  1. November 2009 | Southern Food and Beverage Museum Says:

    […] Your Dessert Questions Answered. It’s DamGoodSweet! […]

  2. July 2010 | Southern Food and Beverage Museum Says:

    […] Your Dessert Questions Answered. It’s DamGoodSweet! […]

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