Thanks for the helpful review. I am also looking for books that are organized by ingredients as I find this works best for me when I'm buying fresh vegetables based on availability from farmer's markets, CSAs, etc. I don't know if there is a perfect book out there, but I'm finding the following books helpful:
How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table by Russ Parsons
Breaks down by season and then by vegetable. Each vegetable/fruit has quality info about the historical context of the ingredient along with where they're grown, how to choose, how to store, how to prepare, one simple dish, and about 4 recipes each.
Vegetables Every Day: The Definitive Guide to Buying and Cooking Today's Produce With over 350 Recipes by Jack Bishop
A to Z guide with each vegetable featuring information on availability, selection, storage, basic prep, best cooking methods, and then about 6 recipes each.