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Cardoons in LA?

Paliman Mar 28, 2013 12:45 PM

Yesterday I was in San Feancisco shopping for dinner with my son. We were SoMa in a neighborhood market. They had beautiful, very fresh cardoons for $3 a pound. I was shocked to see them. My son says that Safeway has them. This was not LA.

They were delicious. Does anyone know a market in LA, preferably the Westside, that has cardoons?

What shocked me was the depth of the vegetable and cheese departments in a neighborhood market in a very middle class area.

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    JThur01 RE: Paliman Mar 28, 2013 02:21 PM

    According to LA Weekly's food blog, cardoons are available at the Hollywood Farmers Market:


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      Paliman RE: Paliman Mar 28, 2013 04:01 PM

      Thanks. Sunday morning doesn't work for me.

      My shock was the number of things available at a neighborhood market or a Safeway that are basically unavailable in Los Angeles.

      1. ipsedixit RE: Paliman Mar 28, 2013 07:00 PM

        Whole Foods has them and probably any farmers market worth their salt will have plenty as they are in season now.

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