We both happened to bring leftovers from last night’s dinners with us to the studio today to make lunch. CH brought beautiful finger-size eggplant she had braised in olive with salt and pepper in the oven until their skins were tender and their flesh soft and silky. MH brought a grilled flank steak and a cilantro-flecked, garlicky green sauce. We rarely know ahead what we’ll make for lunch, let alone who will make it. And if one of us text messages the other before getting to the studio that she’s “got lunch”, just what that will be is usually not revealed. So today’s lunch is a serendipitous one—a delicious combination of sliced cold steak and baby eggplant with lots of green sauce spooned on top. So nice when two things come together to make a whole.