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June 25, 2014

Experts' Experts: Assessing Artichokes

From the May/June 2014 issue of Cook's Illustrated

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When selecting fresh artichokes at the market, examine the leaves for some clues that will help you pick the best specimens.

The leaves should look tight, compact, and bright green; they should not appear dried out or feathery at the edges.

If you give the artichoke a squeeze, its leaves should squeak as they rub together (evidence that the artichoke still possesses much of its moisture).

And while we don't advocate abusing the produce in the store, the leaves should also snap off cleanly; if they bend, the artichoke is old.

June 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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The heart of Artichoke Agronomy is Castroville, CA. http://www.seemonterey.com/regions/castroville/

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 25, 2014 6:40:47 PM

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