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Aug 8, 2007 02:26 AM

while we're at it, cardoons?

anyone know where to find fresh cardoons (preferably west side)?

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  1. Isn't it a little early for cardoons? They're usually in season fall/winter.

    You can usually substitute artichokes in any cardoon recipe (or vice versa).

    4 Replies
    1. re: Porthos

      Yes- the cardoons are all either at the beginning or end of their blooming and soon to be chopped to the ground.

      1. re: torty

        besides in the wild where do you find them?

        yes, it is early but all the talk of mangosteens made me think of them. there's a stew of cardoons that i have a taste for now that the light outside is looking autumnal. thx

        1. re: epop

          Gelson's generally has them, and you can get them at the larger farmers' markets (Santa Monica Wednesday will have them for sure), but autumnal light or not, it's too early.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            that's funny.

            as a regular, i've never seen them at the sm wednesday market. i thought i was a hawk but now i feel like the opposite

    2. I have seen them in the past at Claro's Italian Markets. No locations on the west side, sorry.

      1. Sorrento's in Culver City has them occaisionally, probably grown at the owner's farm.