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Lauren DeSantis
Exploring the cuisine of the nation's capital and beyond
Exploring the cuisine of the nation's capital and beyond

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Uncorked: Tom Gore
It’s officially summer, but it’s not too late to get the garden ready to grow fresh ingredients and make the most of your farmer’s market finds.  When winemaker Tom Gore isn’t in the vineyards, he loves spending time at home in his back yard micro-farm, gro...

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Ampeer: Sip, Savor, and Study
This July the historic Patterson Mansion in Dupont Circle will re-open its doors as a brand new luxury urban living concept. The mansion, built in 1903, has been renovated into ninety-two unique residential units.  Twenty-two of the units are in the actual ...

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Toast to America!
On Thursday, June 22nd we all raised a glass of Madeira wine! The President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, and the Portuguese Ambassador, Domingos Fezas Vital, hosted a "Toast to America" reception to celebrate the independence o...

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Honoring our Veterans with Robert Irvine
Military personnel, lobbyists, a handful of senators, staffers, and reporters all met on Capitol Hill in the Hart Senate Building on Tuesday afternoon to honor our veterans with celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, Hire Heroes USA, and Walmart.  Chef Irvine is an ...

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Uncorked: Wines for BBQ
Looking for wines to go with your BBQ?   Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel   Mendocino County 2014  and  Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley 2014  have notes of black cherry and spice, complementing barbecues.  Created by “Godfather of Zin” Joel Peterson,...

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Thinking of Drinking: Singapore Sling
Summer is here and it is the perfect time to enjoy a Singapore Sling.  This was my first cocktail on my trip to Thailand.  I tried this drink at the Supatra River House in Bangkok and it was refreshing after a long day in the sun.  Try one at home! 3 ounces...

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Happy Birthday, Corey!
I hope it is one of the best.  Your family loves you more than anything.  Cheers to another year!

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National Geographic's Celebration of Exploration
On June 17 th explorers from all over the world
came together in downtown D.C. on the yellow carpet! National Geographic’s
first annual four-day Explorers Festival celebrated innovative scientists,
conservationists, chefs, storytellers, and many other explo...

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Opening: True Food Kitchen
  True Food Kitchen  is now open in Bethesda, Maryland at the Solaire Building. I loved the Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad.  All of the flavors were super fresh. The menu is rooted in the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. We tas...

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Happy Father's Day!
This guy is exceptional and our daughter is one lucky girl to have such a wonderful daddy.
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