Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The 36th Annual RAMMYS Awards Gala is Here! Get Your Tickets Today!


DC’s #1 Food Event is Here! You don’t want to miss out on THE food and restaurant celebration of the year. The 36th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala is on Sunday, June 10th. Will we see you there? The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will award top chefs, restaurateurs, and food service professionals in the D.C. area that showed innovation, creativity, and exceptional accomplishments in the one of the hottest and ever-revolving restaurant industries. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is BACK!


The Nation’s Premier Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event, SAVOR, presented by the Brewers Association (BA), will take place in Washington DC again this year on June 1st and June 2nd! In its 11th year, SAVOR is bringing together more small and independent craft brewers than ever before—90 to be exact—for DC foodies to indulge in.  This is one of Capital Cooking's favorite events of the year.  If you are a beer lover, you've got to go!  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Red and White Sangria

Photo by Emily Clack
With weekends as beautiful as this one, Sangria seems like the perfect drink to sip on outside.  This Sangria is a twist on the traditional recipes that use brandy. Carmine’s uses Vermouth.  Both recipes are slightly sweet and very refreshing.  These are recipes are nice for a picnic, barbecue or party since the base of the drink can be made hours in advance.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recipe: Mango Salsa

Mangoes are ripe and delicious now.  My two little girlies love them.  This recipe can add a refreshing element to many summer dishes.  I also like to eat it plain or serve it with chips.  Bring it along for a Memorial Day BBQ.  Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 21, 2018

And the Winner Is...

Embassy Chefs representing Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Republic of Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Iraq, Jamaica, Republic of Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Principality of Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Republic of Moldova, Kingdom of Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Peru, the Philippines and Slovak Republic all came together on May 17th to battle for the title of best dish! 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Frosé

So, I've been dying to try Frosé. When the hype began, I was pregnant and jealous.  Friends asked us to join them at the Lake of the Ozarks for Mother's Day and I bought 5 different rosés to sip.  Upon arrival, we froze one bottle in a zip lock bag with 8 fresh strawberries.  Magic happened on Saturday!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Top 3 Memorial Day Desserts

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It is almost that time... You'll usually find me at a beach, lake or pool.  I love a good holiday weekend and Memorial Day is no exception.  Head to a BBQ with one of these delicious desserts in hand.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Events: 10th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge



TCMA, Events DC, and Cultural Tourism DC are dishing up the 10th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge TOMORROW! Returning to the atrium at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the Embassy Chef Challenge is bringing together chefs from 30 different embassies to showcase delicious dishes from around the globe.

Recipes: Wildfire Meal Kits with Peapod



Peapod, America’s leading online grocer, has partnered with the classic steakhouse Wildfire, creating new chef-inspired meal kits that can be delivered right to your door. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Recipe: M’Hanncha Coiled Serpent Cake

This crescent shaped pastry is stuffed with delicately flavored almond paste and coated with icing sugar. M'hanncha means "the snake" and this pastry certainly looks like a snake. It is made of filo dough and is then coiled like a snake. It is filled with an almond paste. You can make a large pastry with larger sheets of filo, or you can make individual sizes, which is much easier.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Grapefruit Mojito

Get ready to be refreshed.  Make some of these puppies and light the grill to enjoy an evening outside.  

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Uncorked: Wine for Mom

Hopefully, you have your Sunday plans set for Mom.  How are you celebrating?  Surprise Mom with a gift of wine.  Many of these are great to sip outside or to serve with dessert.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Recipe: Skillet-Fried Potatoes with Rosemary, Panceta and Onions

Photo by Emily Clack
There's nothing better than Sunday brunch.  I showed viewers how to make this delicious recipe on Capital Cooking's Sunday Brunch episode. The panceta and rosemary combine to create a balance of heartiness and delicateness that standard breakfast potatoes lack.  I make these potatoes every time we have out-of-town guests and it is always a hit.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Swedish Recipe: Toast Skagen

We had a blast on our Swedish adventure to explore the cuisine and culture. We got our first taste of Toast Skagen in Stockholm, Sweden at Lisa Emqvist inside Östermalms Saluhall.  It wasn't until our trip to Grinda (one of the islands in the archipelago) that Chef Victor Rundquist showed us how to make it.  Imagine visiting a beautiful and relaxing island and cooking with the chef outside on the BBQ pit.  It couldn't be better.  The Toast Skagen is a traditional Swedish starter and we saw it listed on the menu at most restaurants. This is a great recipe for Spring!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Uncorked: Sterling Rosé and Bubbles for Mom

Spoil mom with some of her favorite wines this Mother’s Day. Iconic Napa Valley winery Sterling Vineyards has you covered for a polished day celebrating mom with a lovely rosé and already wrapped sparkling wines Mom will love!  The best part is that you can sip with her.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Uncorked: Rose for Mother's Day

Thank Mom for the love, care and support she's given you from the very beginning. This year, make your mom feel extra-special with a nice bottle of rose.