Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Photo by Emily Clack
Swing into the Fall Season on October 8th at CHOP’s outdoors cooking Demo with Lauren Desantis, the host of Capital Cooking. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  Lauren will begin the demo at 12:30 p.m.

Capital Harvest on the Plaza, better known as Chop, is a free cooking event co-sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration and Trade Center Management. Every Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Woodrow Wilson Plaza is the place to be as local vendors and chefs unite to share their cutting-board secrets.

Lauren will feature her Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, a recipe that can be found in her recent book, The Capital Cooking Cookbook. (Amazon.com). Butternut squash blended with this season’s vegetables and accented by nutmeg, cinnamon, and apples make it a hearty soup for a Fall afternoon

Chop brings the best of the country into one city, our nation’s capital. Fusing entertainment, education, and farm-fresh produce, Chop caters to anyone with an appetite. Local residents will not want to miss this unique market event, where Lauren and other experienced chefs offer free tutorials of their Fall favorites.

More information about Chop events can be found on their website. Chop continues until November 19th, and reopens Spring 2011.
By:  Diana Blass

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