The sweet spot | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 58

“Treat sugar like salt.” That’s Bill Yosses, former White House pastry chef for Barack and Michelle Obama. When the First Lady asked him to create healthier treats for her family, he discovered that dialing back the sugar actually made his desserts taste better. In this episode, we learn Bill’s secrets to creating stellar, decadent tasting desserts that are “healthified” but still incredibly delicious. Plus, he shares the behind-the-scenes to making everyday meals at the White House, and President Obama’s favorite dessert.

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    December 3, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Without fail, I am inspired to buy the cookbook discussed in the podcast. I’m always cutting back on the sugar in recipes and I love the concept of “healthified” desserts.

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      December 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Oh I am so glad to hear this! We also love tweaking sugar and ingredients in desserts…we wish there was a better word for “healthified” to make them still sound delicious! :)

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