Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fun Facts about Artichokes

  • Artichokes date back to 7 AD
  • Italy is the largest producer of Artichokes.
  • Artichokes are actually a flower bud.
  • In 1948 Marilyn Monroe was crowned Castroville's artichoke queen.
  • If you squeeze a fresh artichoke it will squeak.
  • Artichokes should never be cooked in an aluminium pan. They will turn the pan grey.
  • Artichokes can be made into an herbal tea. Artichoke herbal tea is popular in Vietnam. 
Have you ever cooked with a fresh artichoke?  Know any tips or tricks?

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  1. I love artichokes! Thanks for sharing. I hope you come visit Show Off Friday some time!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Always Savory! I love artichokes too! Never prepared them whole only from the can! After learning about them I can't wait to cook with fresh artichokes!

  2. You've inspired me to cook something with artichokes. Thanks for adding this great info to Foodie Friday!

    1. Glad I could inspire you! Thank you so much for stopping by! See you at the next Foodie Friday!

  3. Thanks for sharing this interesting facts at Totally Terrific Tuesday! #tttparty


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