Chef Lesa Sullivan, of Lesa Cooks in Seattle, selects her favorite ingredients from ChefShop.com.

Lesa Sullivan was our very first employee, way back in the dark ages of the Internet. After going off to learn the art and craft of cooking and working as a chef, Lesa is back and badder than ever. Her writing is spectacular and her knowledge comes from the practical side of a real working in the kitchen.

Here are her favorite picks from ChefShop.com. Be sure to check out her blog, The Pink Hobart, where she writes (more radical prose), and if you're looking for a personal chef for a day (or more) in the Northwest, well....

I just wanted to say I'm so glad you sell Tasmanian Eucalyptus Honey. I spent two weeks in Tasmania in 2018 and got engaged there and this is one of the food-souvenirs I brought home with me. It is my FAVORITE honey ever. I have bought it several times from you and will only buy it from you because I don't trust its freshness or authenticity anywhere else! Until I get the chance to go back to Australia, of course. Wishing you health and thank you again!