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while we're at it, cardoons?

epop Aug 8, 2007 02:26 AM

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

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  1. Porthos RE: epop Aug 8, 2007 11:14 AM

    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).

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    1. re: Porthos
      torty RE: Porthos Aug 8, 2007 03:50 PM

      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
        epop RE: torty Aug 8, 2007 11:45 PM

        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
          Das Ubergeek RE: epop Aug 9, 2007 12:41 PM

          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
            epop RE: Das Ubergeek Aug 10, 2007 09:48 AM

            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. Professor Salt RE: epop Aug 9, 2007 01:00 PM

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

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        wykkedwilly RE: epop Aug 9, 2007 10:12 PM

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

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