I’ve had carciofi on the brain lately. Aside from pizza and bigne’, they are all I can think about. I’ve been really into carciofi alla romana in particular this week. They are carciofi romaneschi braised with olive oil and herbs. You can buy the whole artichoke in any of Rome’s produce markets and trim it yourself, or you can buy them already done like this lovely bunch purchased in the Testaccio Market:

For more on the wonderful and talented Roman artichoke, check out my piece for the NY TImes.com here.

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  • Just had it for the first time last week! It was absolutely delicious and I wished I could have eaten more unfortunately time was short but I will always remember the best artichoke I’ve ever had!
    Thanks for the tip!

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