Leslie Lennox, founder of the artisan pesto company Hope’s Gardens, shows us that pesto need not be limited to its original ingredients.
Creative pestos can serve as building blocks for flavorful meals, just like any good “Mother Sauce”. Leslie introduces readers to a new way to think about pesto. In the right proportion, almost any combination of plants, garlic, nuts, cheese, seasoning and oil can make a delicious sauce – especially when you’re using what’s on hand, what’s local and what’s in season. Pesto became the Lennox family’s life. After sharing recipes with customers over the years, Leslie had always hoped to put them down on paper someday. That day is finally here.