The artichoke’s lesser-known cousin, the cardoon was considered a delicacy by the ancient Greeks. Its large stalks require extra effort to prep but impart a bitter, earthy, distinctly vegetal flavor that’s sure to win over artichoke-lovers.
What to buy: Cardoons are most commonly found at farmers’ markets. Look for stalks that are free from blemishes and don’t show signs of wilting.
Panko is coarse Japanese-style breadcrumbs. It’s available in the international section of most supermarkets.
This dish was featured as part of our Recipes for Fall Ingredients.