The Chef: Lisa
The Menu: Pasta puttanesca: feeding the masses from Napoli to San Franciso. This simple, delicious dish was the utterly lawful marriage of tomatoes, garlic, capers, and green olives. When ingredients this good get together, there's no stoping the resulting savory sensation, and today's lunch was no exception. Oh wait—that's right, it does get better. How about a fresh salad of mixed greens and cherry tomatoes with a homemade, blended vinaigrette? That's exactly what we were lucky enough to enjoy beside our main course star.
The Goods: As you may have noticed, there's a new name in the chef category. Today was Ms. Lisa's cooking and blog debut, and she blew us all away with this flavorful, saucy pasta. Lisa is one of our brand new editorial assistants. She will be, at least, if we ever let her out of the kitchen. When she makes food this good, that's a big "if."