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AUTHENTIC: Fabulous cardoons
look like thistles, but the stalks can be eaten like celery TRANSFORMED: A view of the allotment THRIVING: Vegetables growing at London Road WALKWAY: Andy McDonald walks through the living willow arch
The book is most useful as a means to understanding the regions uses of flavors methods and ingredients and thenfactoring in ones ability to say obtain fresh cardoons
or willingness to clean eeldoing what feels right.
with bagna cauda, a piquant sauce made from anchovies, garlic and cream, was followed by rabbit with sweet peppers, beef braised in Barbera wine or tender, rare veal.
Some of the ingredients he likes to color his menu with in the monotonous gray of winter include white truffles, passion fruit, persimmons, cardoons
Hugh, right, cooks and tastes the abundant produce, from root vegetables and game to fruits from the orchard, and from peppers to cardoons
(a kind of edible thistle).
We were greeted by colorful plates of grilled and roasted vegetables, crunchy fried cardoons
(wild artichoke), assorted olives, breads.
More unusual products include chapped onions in cans, and preserved cardoons
, a cousin of the artichoke.
The Romans had a higher regard for vegetables such as lettuce, beet, asparagus and cabbage, often combining them with luxury foods such as asphodel, cardoons
(thistle), shellfish, silphium (giant fennel), asaphoetida (both a flavour and a drug), spices (cumin, pepper) and herbs (basil, mint).
But what about Stinking Bishop, fried elvers with bacon, cardoons
, smoked salt, lemon cheese or cock on a stick?
She started telling me about the cardoons
she grew, which are like elephantine celery.
are better suited to the back of the border, creating a massively impressive backdrop for those smaller spikys such as Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches) and Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax).
For example, it has nine recipes for artichokes, it has nine recipes for artichokes, three for scorrel, and four for cardoons
Waters' beautifully designed and illustrated book contains chapters on more than 40 vegetables, many as familiar as carrots and broccoli, a few as rare as cardoons
and amaranth greens.
Slow Food was born here, with regional products including nuts, mushrooms, cardoons
, truffles and garlic.