Posts Tagged ‘sicilian artichokes’

Artichoke Gelato

April 19th, 2010

Sorbetto di Carciofo

Cerda is a remarkably un-picturesque Sicilian town in the middle of some of the most stunning Italian countryside you are likely to find. A little deviation off the main highway will wind you through a hilly green terrain, with gigantic rocky outcrops and cliffs towering above cloud level.

The spring crop.

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Artichoke Caponata

March 3rd, 2010

Caponata di Carciofi


Mention the word Caponata and I think most Italians will begin to salivate.

Firstly, the name immediately evokes a sense the south and Sicily in particular. Caponata is traditionally a large combination of ingredients tossed together and the most traditional of all is the Caponata di Melanzane, or Aubergine Caponata, Eggplant Caponata. But Sicilians certainly boast some of the best artichokes and most interesting artichoke dishes in Italy and they can easily replace the aubergine with the addition of tomato, onion, olives and capers, to make the artichoke equivalent of the traditional Caponata.

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