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Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish

For fans of politics, there’s a pinch of CNN. For foodies, there’s a dash of Cooking Channel. For devotees of both, there’s a Florida-grown blend that outfits some of the state’s most prominent politicians in aprons and arms them with knives or whisks.

“Live with Lori: Political Food for Thought,” has featured the president of the Florida Senate, the speaker of the Florida House, two likely candidates for governor in 2018, and U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, one of the state’s most conservative Republicans.

On Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, gets her turn at cooking and conversation.

Wasserman Schultz and host Lori Halbert make mustard sauce for Florida stone crabs and key lime pie, while they talk about immigration reform and funding cancer research, plus the congresswoman’s family and how women in politics juggle their responsibilities.

Lori Halbert is passionate about cooking show, politician guests

The third season of “Live with Lori: Political Food for Thought” begins 7:30 a.m. Sept. 25 on Fox affiliate Sun Sports, Channel 31 on Brighthouse and 1148 on Brighthouse HD. The show airs at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays. THE STORY: Lori Halbert’s spacious Indialantic kitchen and adjacent family room are a whirlwind of action. Invading the usually…

Local Political Cooking Show Becoming Statewide Hit

Charles Parker Brevard Times May 31, 2013  INDIALANTIC, Florida – A couple of years ago, former Indialantic councilwoman Lori Halbert was hosting a Fourth of July party for friends.  As usual, she was in the kitchen.  And subsequently, the talk turned to politics…and her future. As the conversation progressed, an idea hatched: a cooking show…

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