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Dinner Tonight: Cannellini Beans with Wilted Greens

I received a copy of Chez Panisse Vegetables for Christmas and I can already feel it: this will be a book I'll return to again and again. There's something honest about a vegetables-focused cookbook with sections divided into: carrots, artichokes, beets, or whatever it may be. It seems obvious, but it has a delightful effect of stripping away pretension. Go to the market, pick what looks good, then look it up.

The recipes are in the same spirit of simplicity, depending on the quality of ingredients rather than complicated technique or spices. That's not to say the recipes are ordinary; they're not. But from what I've cooked so far, they're deceptively delicious. Even when I transformed this hearty dish into a quick meal by replacing dried beans with canned, the result was rich and deep, the quiet star of the meal.

If anyone has recommendations for other standout dishes from this cookbook, let me know in the comments!

Cannellini Beans with Wilted Greens

Adapted from Chez Panisse Vegetables

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