Thursday, May 29, 2008

Upcoming Shows

Capital Cooking will be airing the "Mexican Fiesta" episodes two more times this week in Fairfax. (See Press Release below.) The "Meet Me in St. Louis" episode will air in June in DC on Channel 95 and will also be featured on We are filming two exciting episodes this weekend that will likely air in July or August. Also, we will be starting a monthly newsletter that will come out in June.

American Classics: Join Lauren and Chef ‘Red’ Shannon from the Majestic Restaurant for simple American cuisine consisting of Mint Juleps, Fried Green Tomatoes, Meatloaf, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Asian Fusion: Join Lauren and the chefs from Ping by Charlie Chiang’s while they make Pot Au Feu, Rosemary Red Pepper Chicken and Shiny Slippery Shrimp. This innovative cuisine will highlight the fusion fo American tastes and local ingredients with the exotic, pleasing flavors of Asia.

Washington, D.C. lawyer and entrepreneur will air her first television show, “Capital Cooking” in May 2008. Since mid-February, Lauren DeSantis has taped about eight episodes of “Capital Cooking.” The 30-minute program is produced through the help of devoted volunteers to assist with directing, editing, videography, website design and photography, including Shauna Alexander, Reggie Marston, Ashley Mosley, and Corey Then. Capital Cooking will air on Comcast Channel 95 and RCN Channel 10 in DC, Cox Cable Channel 10 in Fairfax, as well as

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.

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 afterwords 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.

Meet Me in St. Louis: DC is a melting pot of people, culture and cuisine. This episode will bring some Midwest treats to the table including: Chicken Tetrazini, Gooey Butter Cake, Toasted Ravioli, and the St. Louis Cardinals Cocktail.

May 2
5:30 p.m.
May 7
8:30 a.m.
May 8
6 p.m.
May 13
11:30 a.m.
May 16
11 p.m.
May 21
9 p.m.

Mexican Fiesta: Chef Connie from Connie’s Authentic Mexican Catering will join me in preparing authentic Mexican cuisine including: guacamole, empanadas, sopaipillas and mango margaritas.

May 23
11 a.m.
May 24
9:30 p.m.
May 25
4:30 p.m.
May 27
8:30 p.m.
May 30
5:30 p.m.
May 31
11:30 p.m.

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