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.
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