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ISO Frozen Artichoke Bottoms

elcaminogirl Dec 3, 2010 11:13 AM

Has anyone seen frozen artichoke bottoms around? I haven't had any luck at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and I need them for a Middle Eastern recipe. I bought them a few years ago, but can't remember where. I'd rather not trek to the Watertown Armenian stores without a confirmed sighting.

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    stomachofsteel RE: elcaminogirl Dec 3, 2010 01:51 PM

    I have bought frozen artichoke hearts at the Trader Joe's in Newton (Washington Street). Don't know if that is any more convenience to you than Watertown.

    1. trufflehound RE: elcaminogirl Dec 4, 2010 12:32 PM

      There are ME markets in Roslindale, West Roxbury, South End, Norwood, etc. Where are you located?

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        elcaminogirl RE: trufflehound Dec 6, 2010 07:20 AM

        I live in Malden and work in downtown Boston.

      2. opinionatedchef RE: elcaminogirl Dec 4, 2010 08:23 PM

        i can only think that you hit the wrong WF or TrJ because i have bought them many many times at both places. TrJ has v good quality frozen artich hearts, which is not just the bottoms, but they are perfectly fine for any recipe that just uses bottoms. i would recomm your calling a few locations and/or asking a manager, because they do run out. otherwise, you can buy the bottoms in jars by Progresso- in supermarkets, but i prefer TJs.

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          pemma RE: opinionatedchef Dec 6, 2010 04:51 AM

          The Pastene sections of supermarkets have bottoms in cans.

        2. GretchenS RE: elcaminogirl Dec 6, 2010 06:20 AM

          I have seen frozen artichoke bottoms in Arax every time I've looked but I have never bought them because they are always loaded with ice crystals, which makes me think they were handled poorly at some point. Instead, I buy them in glass jars from Sophia's Greek Pantry in Belmont and they are very good. HTH.

          Sophia's Greek Pantry
          267 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA

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            veggielover RE: elcaminogirl Dec 6, 2010 11:01 AM

            I have bought canned artichoke bottoms at Russo's in Watertown and am glad to know about the other places in town to buy them.

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