The Barilla Pasta people sponsor a cooking Super Bowl each year. The Pasta World Championship is held in Italy and is always won by men. But in 2018, an American woman of Mexican heritage, Caroline Diaz, bested 16 other chefs with her simple Spaghetti Pomodoro with 7 ingredients.
One of the seven ingredients was fresh cherry tomatoes, the item you’re likely to be getting in abundance soon from your garden or a neighbor. The recipe calls for a ton of garlic—an entire cup—a small serrano pepper, basil and lemon zest. That’s about it. Maybe it was the garlic, but it blew the judges away.