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When/where to buy cardoon?

SNACKeR Nov 3, 2007 03:55 AM

A few years ago I bought some cardoon in little Italy but I forget the details of when and where. It is a delicious vegetable that I would like to try again. Does anyone know when it is in season, and where it might be carried?

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    sleepymiffy RE: SNACKeR Nov 3, 2007 07:11 AM

    Publication: Swiss News
    Article Excerpt
    Cardoon season is shifting into gear in Geneva--December is when the 'Reserve your fresh cardoons for the holidays!' signs start appearing at market stalls, and pyramids of jars and cans of the prepared vegetable are piled high in stores.

    For many Genevois, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without 'cardons au gratin'--stock-cooked cardoons, oven-browned in a bechamel sauce with grated cheese--served with roast turkey or chicken.


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      SxCx RE: SNACKeR Nov 3, 2007 03:08 PM

      I asked the folks at Harvest Wagon on Yonge and they said to wait until Christmas time.

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        wyf RE: SNACKeR Nov 3, 2007 05:38 PM

        I just saw them yesterday at Galati on Leslie near Finch

        1. Kagemusha RE: SNACKeR Nov 3, 2007 07:04 PM

          Longo's--cheaper than the Summerhill Pirates, too.

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            SNACKeR RE: SNACKeR Nov 4, 2007 01:25 PM

            Thanks for the tips, all - looks liked I asked at the right time. If anyone has a recipe they would like to share, feel free!

            1. mikeb RE: SNACKeR Nov 5, 2007 06:04 AM

              When the season starts, you can find them in most of the fruit and veg stores on St Clair West in and around Dufferin. Diana’s Grocery will have them for sure.

              1299 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E, CA

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                Scary Bill RE: SNACKeR Nov 5, 2007 07:09 AM

                Highland stores carry cardoons when in season.

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