San Francisco doesn't really have a summer so while we wait for it to show up Ryan and I got the idea to visit some close friends in LA this past weekend. I'm going to be writing a different post about our trip later on but we got to spend some of our vacation with our truly fabulous friends Ben and Brad. We were only able to spend one morning with the boys but Ben took Ryan and I on a walk through their neighborhood - Echo Park - and introduced us to this incredible little boutique market called Cookbook (amongst other things). Cookbook is a neighborhood green grocer specializing in responsibly grown, super tasty: meat, cheese, bread, fruit, vegetables, coffee, chocolate, freshly prepared foods & more.
We went in to pick up ingredients for a frittata but as soon as we walked in I was overwhelmed by all of the beautiful produce! Particularly the golden plums which I used to make Golden Plum Jam with Rosemary. The sweet girl that was working graciously told me I could take photos so I snapped as many as I could in the 5 minutes we were there. It's a tiny space with a small selection but it truly is a one stop shop that carries everything you would need to make a fresh and healthy meal.
This isn't a review of Cookbook (5 stars hands down) but more of a praising of great food and a commitment to quality ingredients in an adorable part of Los Angeles known as Echo Park. Next time you find yourself in LA be sure to stop by Cookbook... you won't regret it!