On a recent trip out to Los Angeles I stopped by Cookbook LA on the recommendation of a friend. He mentioned that it was a beautifully curated store of fine artisinal goods and carefully selected produce, meats, and cheeses from local, organic farms. The minute I walked in the store it felt like what I imagine European groceries to be like, the ones you go to everyday before dinner time. One great aspect of the store is their prepared foods, its not an ordinary prepared menu. They choose a cookbook every week and revolve their menu around it, every day of that week. A delicious option for when you’re running home late from work and got nothing to eat at home. They carry breads and fresh pasta from Heirloom LA, coffee from Sightglass, milks from Straus Family Creamery, its a store where you feel the care in everything that is placed in the store.