Artichokes Greek Style

Petits artichauts à la grecque

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

The brave Phocaean Greeks from Ionia ventured across the Mediterranean in their sea-going galleys from the sixth century BC, founding colonies at Marseille, on Corsica, and in Catalonia as they went. Parties from Marseille continued to explore the French coast in the fifth century, landing at the base of an extinct volcano, Mont Saint-Loup, on the river Hérault. They were looking for sites to set up trading posts, and here they founded Agde, built of the volcanic black basalt. One export of