|Carciofi Alla Giudea recipe|
Carciofi Alla Giudea, which literally translated from the Roman dialect, means 'Jewish-style artichokes' is an 'antipasto' (starter) that originates from the Roman Ghetto; a Jewish ghetto that was established in 1555.
This dish is a must when visiting Rome, one of Celebrity Cruises destinations. A visit to the Jewish Quarter, where once stood the ghetto, full of small restaurants and taverns you can taste this Jewish-Roman dish. In the Spring, the local community in the region of Lazio celebrate this vegetable with artichokes festivals.
This classic dish is very simple to prepare, but this method of preparation can enhance the aroma and flavor of this vegetable. The artichokes are quickly fried to so that they become crispy and nutty while the tasty artichoke hearts become tender and earthy. This is a favorite local dish during the spring months when the local artichokes from the north-west coastal region of Lazio are in season. Artichokes are a typical 'contorni' (vegetable and salads) of the Lazio cuisine, especially the city of Rome, where this dish was invented.
Carciofi Alla Giudea recipe - This recipe was first published at The Great British Chefs site
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