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Dec 7, 2010 01:59 PM

Cardoon or Cardone

Does anyone know where I can buy fresh Cardoon in the LA area? - it's an Italian vegetable that looks like a celery stalk and tastes like an artichoke heart.

My Sicilian mother used to boil it, dip it in egg and flour, and fry it up in a little olive oil.

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  1. Your most likely bet would be one of the larger farmer's markets. Either the Wednesday Santa Monica market or the Sunday Hollywood market.

    Santa Monica Organic Farmers Market
    3rd Street and Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA

    Hollywood Farmers Market
    1600 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

    1. i have purchased it at sunland produce in the past. i'd call first, though!

      Sunland Produce
      8840 Glenoaks Blvd, Sun Valley, CA

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      1. re: chez cherie

        Try Italian-American supermarkets.

        I've seen it at Claro's OC location, and I'm assuming their LA locations would also carry it.

        1. re: epop

          Saw it today at Wholesome Choice in Anaheim Hills. I'd imagine that Irvine would have it too.

          Wholesome Choice
          18040 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92612