Leslie Lennox is the leading Pesto-preneur of New York and Square Roots’ go-to pesto expert. Following a career in fashion, Leslie began making homemade pesto with basil grown in her family’s greenhouse. Once it took off at local farmer’s markets, Hope’s Gardens Pesto started popping up in Whole Foods Markets and on Delta Airline flights across the country. Pesto: The Modern Mother Sauce is Leslie’s first cookbook. It’s an excellent guide for cooking with fresh herbs (or those greens in your fridge that you don’t want to waste) and to inspire brighter, healthier cooking. In her classic basil pesto recipe, our Bed-Stuy grown basil lays the foundation for a flavorful, locally-sourced, use-it-on-everything ingredient.