25 Mar '11, 10am

Thanks for ! :-) @STUMPBO: Yums by @rinaz - Marina's Bloggariffic - Tempura artichokes are yum!

Thanks for ! :-) @STUMPBO: Yums by @rinaz - Marina's Bloggariffic - Tempura artichokes are yum!

Finally after weeks and weeks of bearing with the cold, it’s finally springtime here in Rome. To me it is one of the best times to visit Rome when the temperature is not too cold and not too uncomfortably warm. If you were here during these times, you’d probably see a lot of these for sale : These are artichokes, or to be accurate, Carciofi Romaneschi. A speciality of Rome, these are different compared to regular artichokes because the petals are purple instead of green, they are very round and there are less thorny bits inside the buds. One carciofo costs about an euro each and can be prepared in a variety of ways – such as, a frittata, pasta, risotto, alla romana or alla giudia like this one that I had at a Jewish restaurant. How pretty! It looks so much like a flower doesn’t it? Today, I’d like to show you a quick and simple way of enjoying them. I had three carciofi at...

Full article: http://rinaz.net/2011/03/carciofi-tempura/

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