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One of the goals of the Pork Barrel BBQ Blog is to provide you, our readers, with resources that help make each of your meals a new adventure in food.  We believe there are few things that define who we are as individuals, families, and cultures more than food.  We also believe that one of the best aspects of food is its ability to expand our knowledge and interest in it through these very same individuals, families, and cultures who hold their food traditions high and with great pride.  In order to do this we begin a new regular blog feature today called Websites and Blogs About Food That You Should Bookmark.  We think these sites are some of the best resources as you begin or continue your life long trek through the culinary world.

Today we highlight our good friend Lauren DeSantis’s Capital Cooking website and blog.


During the week Lauren is an attorney, but on the weekends she is host of public television’s Capitol Cooking with Lauren DeSantis.  According to Lauren’s website, “Capital Cooking is a series exploring the culinary and cultural riches of Washington, DC…Capital Cooking highlights cooking traditions of regional cuisine from all areas of the country as well as international dishes.”

In less than a year (Capital Cooking made its TV debut on May 2, 2008) Lauren’s show has grown in exposure and now reaches 25 cities in the United States and was just picked up in New Zealand!!!  Check out her blog for stations near you that carry Capital Cooking.

In addition to her TV show, Lauren offers cooking classes – if you are interested in hosting a private event drop her an email at

Keep an eye on the Capital Cooking and Pork Barrel BBQ websites and blogs for information on an upcoming episode of Capital Cooking that will focus on BBQ and feature Pork Barrel BBQ!