La cucina: Three women, friends whose flats adjoin, prepare for dinner: Lily, single, 30, awaits Michael, an older man she is falling for; Shelly, pregnant; and, Jude, self-possessed, preparing dinner for her lover, a film director who's working late. When Shelly's husband rejects her lasagna, she heads to Jude's kitchen for a long conversation about what makes a relationship. She fears that her husband no longer finds her attractive. In Lily's kitchen, Michael takes over cooking. Lily sets out to discover if Michael will break her heart. How important in a relationship are honesty, trust, and food? Is there a recipe for happiness?