Monday, March 7, 2011

Picnic Pleasing Recipes on Capital Cooking

Photo by Janelle Rigler
The Nation’s capital is a picnic hot spot, where you can intimately enjoy a home-cooked meal with the history of America.  On the newest episode of Capital Cooking, Lauren DeSantis, with the help of Chef Domenico Cornacchia of Assaggi, shares her flavorful recipes that keep it simple, yet delicious, for day out of a basket.

To start off the show, Lauren will debut the chicken salad sandwich ring.  This heart-shaped sandwich offers a fun, light-hearted twist to your outdoor picnic. Placed upon oven-baked French Bread, the Chicken salad is mixed with the sweetness of grapes and the crunch of celery.

Chef Domenico will share his choice for a picnic delight , the Tuscan Panzanella Salad.  This salad is also featured in Lauren’s cookbook, which can be found at  Perfect for an outdoors day, this vibrant salad is filled with colorful vegetables and fresh buffalo mozzarella.  You won’t want to miss Chef Domenico’s inside tips straight from Italy.

Lauren will then introduce a fruit pizza, her sweet finish to a day in the park.  Incorporating fruit of any season, this dessert pizza offers a cream-cheese icing, with flavorings of vanilla and orange juice.

Lastly, Nathan Piccioto joins the show and teaches you to make a Caiprioska, a popular cocktail from Brazil.  With its strong, mint flavor, this cocktail is refreshingly cool on a sunny afternoon.

Be sure to watch this latest episode of Capital Cooking. Watch Capital Cooking on the Dish Network channels 9396 and 9407. Picnic Pleasers will air EST:

Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight
Friday at 3 a.m.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Capital Cooking is the first television show of its kind and now airs in more than 20 millions households on Dish Network through CoLours TV. 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 local chefs, and will demonstrate how to make recipes with ingredients that viewers can find at local grocery stores and farmers markets. Visit for more information on upcoming events and for daily updates.

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