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A is for Artichokes: Thistles with a Purple Heart


In 1548, the first artichoke arrived in England. What happened over there should not be blamed on English cuisine but it did become apparent that the artichoke was much less popular in Northern Europe: when the German poet Goethe traveled through Italy and saw how farmers sat down to eat artichokes, he mocked them by saying that the peasants were eating “thistles”.

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