Monday, February 21, 2011

Capital Cooking goes Under the Tuscan Stars this week!

Photo by Bryn Barber
Discover the simplicity behind Tuscan Cuisine on the next episode of Capital Cooking with host Lauren DeSantis and Chef Dean Gold of Dino Restaurant. Wonderful aromas fill the kitchen as the two prepare: Pappardelle All’Aglione and a Bisteca with Salsa Verde; as well as two cocktails: an Italian Sangria and a Tuscan Lemon Drop Cocktail.
You’re not in Tuscany unless you eat the Pappardelle All’Aglione, one of the most classic pasta dishes in southern Tuscany.  Very ripe tomatoes, garlic cloves, parsley, and basil combine to create an authentic Tuscan sauce.  Pair the dish with a Loose Cannon Beer, and you will see the the citrus hop flavor unite with the acidity of the tomatoes and garlic.  

Dino’s Lemony Anchovy Salsa Verde is paired with a Monte Fiore Wine.  Anchovies, rosemary, capers, parsley, and oil are combined with a touch of lemon juice, forming a lemony tang salsa.  The salsa is neither sour nor overpowering, and it becomes a perfect side for the Bistecca Fiorentina.

Lauren creates two cocktails to accompany the recipes.   For the Tuscan Lemon Drop Cocktail: Ventura Limoncella and Orange Vodka is mixed with a rosemary simple syrup.  It is the perfect addition for a sunny day just like in Tuscany.  Next, the Italian Sangria is prepared : an Italian white wine is combined with a cup of Limoncello, lemon juice, lime juice, and orange juice. It’s light, refreshing, lemony, and best of all, delicious!

Be sure to watch this latest episode of Capital Cooking.   Watch Capital Cooking on the Dish Network channels 9396 and 9407.  It 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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