Recipe from my travels: Rome Carciofi Alla Giudea

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.

time:  1h30m
serves: 4

Carciofi Alla Giudea recipe – This recipe was first published at The Great British Chefs site
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  1. April 4, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Sounds amazing! I have never tried artichoke. It seems like such a daunting thing to make but this seems simple 🙂

  2. Rhian Westbury
    April 5, 2016 / 9:03 am

    I don't think I've ever tried artichoke but these certainly look interesting. They look so much like flowers though! x

  3. Tori Gabriel
    April 5, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Sounds really good. I must confess to not even being able to recognise an artichoke!

  4. Dannii Martin
    April 5, 2016 / 11:24 am

    It sounds delicious! I love artichoke, especially in a salad.

  5. Tanya
    April 5, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I have never had Artichoke, so this sounds like a great way to try it! I look forward to more recipes from you x

  6. Stressed Mum
    April 5, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I have never tried artichokes before, they have always scared me a little, but this sounds lovely x

  7. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    April 5, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Oh wow this looks absolutely amazing – what a delicious dish to have come across.

  8. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    April 5, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Wow I've never had artichokes like this. I've actually never cooked fresh artichokes, just the ones in the jar – LOVE them though!

  9. Melanie Ed
    April 5, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I love artichokes especially in salads, this recipe looks great. Thanks for posting.

  10. The London Mum
    April 5, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I love artichokes, and these look just delicious!

  11. Brand & Beauty
    April 5, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    wow this recipe looks so artistic and interesting. I will definetely give it a try if I ever visit Rome x

  12. Brand & Beauty
    April 5, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    wow this recipe looks so artistic and interesting. I will definetely give it a try if I ever visit Rome x

  13. ana de jesus
    April 5, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Artichoke is delicious I was given fresh ones once and it was divine. I have not had them in such a long time.

  14. April 6, 2016 / 12:07 am

    I'd definitely be willing to try this. I'm really interested to see how this tastes paired with some white wine.

  15. April 6, 2016 / 1:30 am

    Ooh I've never tried artichoke in this way, I've only ever had the hearts which usually come pickled I think xxx

  16. Stella Olojola
    April 6, 2016 / 6:51 am

    This looks yummy. I bet it was too x

  17. Charli Bruce
    April 6, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I love artichokes but I have to say I don't think I have had them this way before, definitely a must try! X

  18. Pasta Bites
    April 6, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I love artichokes, in any way!! Alla Giudea, I havent had in ages – great photos. They are a nightmare to clean.. and when I tried a few weeks ago for the first time, I felt so guilty of all these years I asked my mum to cook them for me…!!

  19. Mookie B
    April 6, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    You know, I've never tasted artichoke. But this looks lovely, so maybe I should try. I love all kind of vegetables, so can't see why I wouldn't like it.


  20. Rebecca Smith
    April 6, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    This looks and sounds really delicious! Can't remember the last time I had artichoke!

  21. April 7, 2016 / 5:22 am

    Oh my goodness this sounds amazing! I've never seen fresh artichokes for sale where I live – I wish there were!

  22. Nicol
    April 7, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    ive never tried artichokes myself. i don't have a clue as to what you do with them lol