while in LA last week i had the opportunity to stop by cookbook, a space i had been meaning to check out for quite some time. if there were ever a place i could see myself plop down each day to be inspired, rejuvenated and just plain old mesmerized, this was it. it's kind of a farmers' market/farm stand/cafe mashup, highlighting local produce and prepared foods.
farm tables displayed fresh, local veggies; stone fruits, the perkiest of raspberries, cornichons to munch on, freshly picked flower stems and a freezer with an assortment of berry/herb ice pops. beside a refrigerator case stood a beautiful wooden bookcase filled with specialty oils, chocolate bars, salts and spices.
while my head was spinning from all the beauty, i was equally a little bummed that i couldn't purchase a bunch of loot to bring home and cook up. i did, however, get to purchase some of the sweetest, most raspberry-colored raspberries and a few juicy apricots. and i was super happy to bring those little guys back to our place and shoot them, and all their glory, in a kitchen with direct sunlight (GASP!). if you ever do find yourself in the LA area, this place is a must-go! happy monday, all! xo