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Artichokes in Kadıköy

Produce Market, Kadıköy

It is no secret that I am obsessed with artichokes. They are a common enough topic here on Parla Food. As great as the Roman variety is, I don’t discriminate. I love those from Puglia, Sardegna, Sicily, and elsewhere equally. I particularly like the artichokes sold in Istanbul’s markets. They have wide, flat hearts and purple chokes. They are soaked in water with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown until they are bought and braised to create the famous spring dish zeytinyağlı enginar.

2016-01-07T03:41:57+00:00 March 24th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Istanbul, Turkish Cuisine|4 Comments


  1. shayma March 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    so gorgeous.

  2. Tom March 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Love ‘chokes too. From anywhere and anyhow.

    But I must comment on the arrangement of peas in a pod/carrot slice/artichoke heart on a bed of leaves in this picture. That is so beautiful!

  3. caroline March 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    oh man… dying for some vignarola. tried to get in to Agata e Romeo this weekend, but no luck. However, since they are doing Icelandic codfish 5 ways, that might be a good thing!

    • Katie March 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm - Reply

      haha yeah im more interested in abbacchio right now than i am baccala. bring on the coratella and vignarola, of course!

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