I can ride my bike to Castroville, “The Artichoke Center of the World.” The artichoke is the Official Vegetable of Monterey County.
Why can’t I find good, fresh artichokes in the store (Albertson’s and Nob Hill), even during the peak March to May season? I thought the petals were supposed to be tight and the artichoke heavy – like the ones I lucked on in this photo. They’ve been in the refrigerator for a few days – which explains the brown tips, but I rarely see them like this.
Anyway, artichokes, for me, are only an excuse to eat mayonnaise. But not like Oleg Zhornitskiy.