Posted by: Laurent | August 10, 2009

Capital Cooking Show Lauren deSantis talks at GiraMondo event

LaurenDeSantisWe are thrilled to have Lauren deSantis talk about the Mediterranean Diet at our Mediterranean Wine Festival at the end of September.

Lauren started her own cooking show and is passionate about food and wine.

Her Bio is following:

DeSantis grew up in an Italian family in St. Louis, Missouri, where eating well was the key to every family gathering.  She studied political science at Truman State University and afterwards received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.  Throughout her education, DeSantis honed her cooking and entertaining skills by hosting numerous dinner parties with her girlfriends.  After graduating from Duke Law, Lauren married her husband, Corey Then, and moved to Washington, D.C., to begin a career as an attorney.  Although her life has become increasingly hectic, she always makes time for cooking because it provides her an outlet for creativity and fun.  By incorporating dishes from the hundreds of national and international cultures represented in Washington, D.C., Lauren’s cooking style is continually evolving.  DeSantis is also teaching “Capital Cooking Classes” at the Arlington Adult Education Center.   

Capital Cooking is a series exploring the culinary and cultural riches of Washington, D.C. and is hosted by Lauren DeSantis.  Capital Cooking highlights cooking traditions of regional cuisine from all areas of the country as well as international dishes.  Throughout the series, DeSantis will incorporate entertaining tips into the shows, will cook with DC chefs, and will demonstrate how to make recipes with ingredients that viewers can find at local grocery stores and farmers’ markets.   

Washington, D.C. lawyer and entrepreneur, Lauren DeSantis, aired her first television show, “Capital Cooking” in May 2008.  Since production commenced, Capital Cooking has been distributed to five television stations across the country.  Capital Cooking airs on Comcast Channel 95 and RCN Channel 10 in DC; Cox Cable Channel 10 in Fairfax; Access Montgomery TV 19 and 21 in Maryland; KDHX Channel 21 and 22 in St. Louis, Missouri; The Peoples Channel 8 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; as well as http://capitalcookingshow.chanz.tv/.  The show reaches approximately 1.6 million households in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri and North Carolina.

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