An approach for understanding the heredity of two quality traits (head color and tightness) in globe artichoke
(Cynara scolymus L.
BEIRUT: With its intricate exterior, the globe artichoke
may seem unapproachable, but with a bit of work the inside of this vegetable -- recently arrived in produce stands for spring -- will give up its tender heart.
London theatres charge pounds 50 for a decent seat, going to the opera apparently costs pounds 200, and at Guy Savoy in Paris you pay pounds 65 for a bowl of globe artichoke
, black truffle and parmesan soup which Gary Rhodes says "tastes like silk, worth every penny".
Mary's thistle (Silybum marianum) and globe artichoke
A globe artichoke
requires quite a bit of preparation.
(Cynara) extracts have been shown to help reduce bloating in medical trials.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK Salad with wild sea trout, globe artichoke
, courgettes and sea vegetables (serves four) THIS is a wonderfully light and seasonal salad which is currently being featured on our a la carte menu here at Food Social.
The top 10 recommended plants, for instance, are buddleja davidii, caryopteris, globe artichoke
, eryngium, evening primrose, hebe, honeysuckle, jasmine, nicotiana and verbena.
Extracts of the herbs Milk Thistle and globe artichoke
help to protect liver cells from the poisonous effects of excess alcohol and other toxins.
Specimens include the cardoon shown here - a thistle-shaped vegetable similar to the globe artichoke
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT Not only are they delicious when cooked and dipped in vinaigrette, but they also are a stunning structural plant, growing to around 1.
I continued with fish: seared sea bass with borlotti beans, globe artichoke
and a mushroom sauce.
Other important human food plants in this family include chicory, endive, globe Artichoke
, Jerusalem artichoke and lettuce and there are many medicinal, aromatic and culinary herbs to be found amongst the 1300 genus and 21,000 species.
THE point of the globe artichoke
has always rather evaded me.
A globe artichoke
is no relation to a Jerusalem artichoke.