In a quest to decrease my household food waste, I’ve been doing a lot of research to try and understand how the drought is affecting the growing of food over in California, I can’t help but want to do my part in eating the fruits and vegetables in the grocery story I know came from California.
Thankfully, I love artichokes! I love the experience of eating them – it seems such a slow meaningful process because you can’t just scarf them down, you have to enjoy it in the moment of eating. The recipe below looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it.
Here’s the inspiration:Sweet and Sour Glazed Artichokes with Caramelized Onions
Growing up in California, home of the “Artichoke Capital of the World“, I have developed a deep and abiding love for that noble thistle. In fact, it’s a personal secret mission of mine to teach anyone and everyone who’s remotely interested how to cook and eat artichokes.
But I have to tell you, as much as we Californians love our ‘chokes, we have nothing on the Italians. Hit any farmers market in Italy in spring and you’ll find bushels of “carciofi” for sale, at a price of 10 for 1 euro! For comparison, our globe artichokes usually run $3 each around here.