Artichokes

May 01

Curious sweetness

Have you noticed that after eating fresh artichokes, that everything you eat or drink afterwards tastes sweeter? The reason is due to a molecule called ‘Cynarin‘ which inhibits your bitter taste receptors.Hence the reason why it is best to pair artichokes with bland food such as pasta, or that you shouldn’t eat artichokes before tasting …

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Apr 04

Artichokes, Shallots & Capers a Versatile Warm Salad

All I can tell you is that this warm salad of artichokes, shallots and capers is sub component of a recipe that my mother originally made many years ago on Christmas Eve. As to where or who gave her the recipe I have no idea. What I do know is that whether served on the …

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