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About Artichoke

  • Artichokes are good for the liver and many people believe they can help a hangover
  • Artichokes are an excellent digestive aid and are good for gallbladder function
  • studies have shown that artichoke leaf extract actually kills many types of cancer cells including breast cancer and lukemia
  • The USDA produced a study that the artichoke (consumed whole) is higher in antioxidants than any other vegetable
  • The artichoke plant is in the sunflower family
  • The harvest of artichokes began in Naples, Italy in the 1400's
  • Ancient Romans believed that the artichoke was an aphrodisiac and a factor in causing the birth of boys
  • The artichoke plant grows to four feet in height and the portion that we eat is the bud of the flower
  • The word "artichoke" is derived from the Italian word "articiocco" which translates to pine cone
  • California produces almost all of the artichokes consumed in the USA but Mediterranean countries produce more artichokes on the whole

Recipes Featuring Artichoke

  • Artichoke Chicken Breasts
    1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp thyme 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 3.5 ounces (1 small jar) artichoke hearts 1 tsp minced garlic 1/8 tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1.5 ounces
  • Artichoke Fritters
    6 or 8 Jerusalem artichokes fritter batter
  • Artichoke Soup
    1 Can Artichokes 3 Cups cold water 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons flour 2 Cups scalded milk 1 egg 1 Teaspoon salt 1 slice onion few grains cayenne
  • Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke
    3 Jerusalem artichokes 1 parsnip 1 stalk celery 1 small celery rave 2 leeks 2 quarts stock 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Cream of Artichoke Soup
    6 artichokes 4 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Few grains cayenne Few gratings nutmeg 2 tablespoons Sauternes Wine 1 cup scalded cream 1 egg
  • Artichoke Fricassee
    Artichokes 3 Tbsps olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 sprig parsley, minced 1/2 tsp dry mustard 2 eggs, lightly beaten Parmesan or American cheese, grated
  • Cold Artichoke Bottoms
    Cooked or canned artichokes Slice of chicken Truffle Meat jelly Mayonnaise
  • Spicy Artichoke Dip
    3 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 4.5 oz can diced green chile peppers, drained (2 Tbsp bottle
  • Crab Legs Louis
    10 small artichoke bottoms 40 pieces crab legs Sherry wine 10 small rounds toast Newburg Sauce 5 tablespoons Hollandaise Sauce
  • Rosettes of Canadian Lamb, Princess
    Lamb chops Artichoke bottoms New peas Asparagus tips Hollandaise Sauce Parisienne potatoes Sauce Bercy
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