I love artichokes.  They’re versatile, healthy, and fun to serve.  While I knew their season was March through May, I didn’t know that there were two different ways to grow them — and the way someone grows them is what makes a superior artichoke.  I caught Follow that Food: Artichoke and learned a lot (plus, there are some fun recipes).

The most common way to grow them is from seeds.  This is more popular and commercial way because it’s cheaper.  But the best way to grow them is from the roots because it offers the best flavor.  While it’s tougher to grow this way, the quality makes it all worth it.

Now, who’s up to go to Casteroville’s Artichoke Festival?