Lauren DeSantis

Lauren DeSantis grew up in an Italian family in St. Louis, Missouri, where... read more

Lauren DeSantis

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Lauren 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 afterwards 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.