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Artichoke

The artichoke is an edible flower and getting to the heart is laborious. The whole flower can be steamed or boiled and the meat from the leaves can be scraped off and eaten.

Alternative Names

Carciofo, Globe Artichoke

Category

Flower Vegetable

Origin

Mediterranean

Flavor

Earthy, Nutty, Vegetal

Texture

Firm, Woody

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Dredge/Bread, Pickle

Cooking Method

Boil/Simmer, Braise, Fry/Deep-fry, Roast, Steam

Uses

see categorized dishes

Caution

Be careful of the sharp thorns.

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