Carciofi alla Giudea

Jewish Artichokes

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

  • About

These ‘Jewish’ artichokes are a Roman speciality, which are served in the Ghetto, an ancient quarter of Rome. This is the oldest surviving native cuisine in Rome, and the best, and was introduced to me by Jonathan Meades, The Times’ restaurant critic. The artichokes are deep-fried, like crisps on the outside but tender-hearted inside, and you eat everything. They must be very well drained otherwise th