Posts Tagged ‘local food’

A GREEN GROCER CALLED COOKBOOK

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Yesterday, I was feeling adventurous and took time away from my office and ventured into a different neighborhood…and walked into the wonderful green grocer COOKBOOK, in Echo Park/Los Angeles. Well worth the journey, I left with a bag of Proscuitto Ficelle Sandwiches, Homemade Fennel Soup and a freshly made Crusty Walnut baby baguette ( every bite was delicious!). The super cool owner Marta Teegan is onto something really good here. It feels very grounding doing your shopping in a store that feels like a mini farmers market, bringing to mind a time gone by, and which can be brought back if we support businesses like COOKBOOK, because they:

*  encourage the local growers to grow organic food/fruits/vegetables/eggs, etc.

*  encourage local bakers to bake organic fresh breads

*  encourage cooks to make fresh organic prepared foods

* give employment to many people doing something they love

*  build a relationship with the you and can discuss the foods available and where they came from, etc.

* It feels good to be part of a community :)

MEYER LEMONS and more

TANGELOS and CLEMENTINES

FICELLE SANDWICH TIED WITH A PIECE OF FICELLE

NICE FRENCHIE FRENCHIE SIGN

COOKBOOK

1549 ECHO PARK AVENUE

Los Angeles, CA 90026

213- 250-1900

Open every day from 8 am to 8pm ( I would call ahead and make sure those are the correct hours)