Capri S. Cafaro is a Midwestern girl at heart.  A native of Ohio, she served in state government for a decade where she focused her work on health care and the needs of the vulnerable.  When she was not working on legislation in the statehouse, she was baking pies for family and friends in her own house. After term limits brought her time in the Ohio Senate to a close, Capri now teaches public policy at the university level and is a frequent political commentator on cable news outlets. 

With politics in the rearview, Capri also has more time to spend on her culinary passions.  Capri believes food is the common denominator that brings us all together and the ingredient that can tell our nation’s story without words. 

Capri is the author of the new cookbook, United We Eat: 50 Great American Dishes to Bring Us Together (Story Farm Press).  She has also written about food, culture and travel for outlets such as FoodNetwork.com, TravelForFoodHub.com, FoxNews.com and often brings her baking skills to TV audiences across the country.