I joined an online cookbook club via food52.
Each month the communinty cooks from a certain cookbook. July's book was My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz . He's one of my favorite food bloggers and cookbook writers. I think I discovered him years ago when he published an ice cream cookbook, The Perfect Scoop. (Do yourself a favor and check it out while it's still summer. I just made frozen strawberry yogurt and Vietnamese coffee ice cream last week.)
I have a autographed copy of My Paris Kitchen. While living in San Francisco, I would visit Omnivore Books, a neighborhood bookstore dedicated to cookbooks. Various chefs and food writers popped in on their book tours. I headed over there when Lebovitz stopped by in 2014.
He used to live and work in nearby Oakland, then moved to Paris. As a lover of food, SF and wine country, and Paris, you can understand why I follow this guy.
I discovered the online cookbook club late in July, so I made three recipes last weekend. I had everything I needed for a few vegetable side dishes:
A French lentil salad that has been a tasty lunch the last few days.
A simple, but delicious green bean dish (garlic-centric!).
Roasted root vegetables. Still the best way to prepare and eat any vegetable, hands down.