In an ode to his hometown, the pastry chef David Guas, along with the cookbook writer Raquel Pelzel, documents vivid food memories and classic New Orleans recipes in DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style (Taunton, 2009). From loving descriptions of his growing up eating beignets at Café du Monde to recipes for a knockout king cake and a grown-up bread pudding drizzled with bourbon–caramel sauce, DamGoodSweet takes us on a culinary journey through the rich landscape of Southern culture. --Saveur
"New Orleans is a city rich in a culinary tradition of sweets. In his recipes, David allows us to share in these southern traditions, which include quintessential desserts like beignets and bread pudding to lesser known but still important Fried Apple Pies and Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafer Crumble."