Lisa is an active chef, a member of various cooking groups, an expert on historical cooking gadgets–and a compulsive food hoarder. Even though she lives in an affluent DC neighborhood in a million-dollar home, her kitchen mirrors a slum. Lisa’s daughter has memories of her mother cooking with expired food, reassuring her that “bugs are an extra source of protein”. Bertha delivers newspapers for a living, stopping along the way to pick through her client’s trash looking for “treasures” to bring home. Her yard looks like a city dump, leaving her home virtually inaccessible. Now the court has issued her an ultimatum: clean up the mess in 40 days or go to jail.