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D.C. pastry chef David Guas was on the Today show yesterday, showing Al Roker how to make a fried apple pie recipe from his terrific new cookbook, DamGoodSweet, which Y&H pondered a few days back.

Listen, I know morning TV has all the depth of pond scum, but is it too much for Roker to explain that Guas is a Washington-based chef who hails from New Orleans? Is that too complicated for the average morning news program zombie to absorb? I guess so, because Roker described Guas as a “pastry chef from the Big Easy.” He also called Guas’ book “DamSweetGood.”


Later in the segment, Roker did get off one clever, if conservative, comeback when Guas told him to “Just fork it” (a reference to crimping his mini pies). The chef was letting his freak flag fly a little on morning TV, which Y&H salutes.

Roker’s response:

“I’m just going to keep going because, you know what, I got kids to put through college.”