In Tunisia, this creamy artichoke dip is so revered it's called Artichoke Caviar. It's made from the simplest ingredients: artichokes, garlic, parsley, and extra virgin olive oil, but it's the freshness of the artichokes, packed straight from local fields, that gives it it's surprising flavor. Enjoy it all on it's own or try one of Cook's Pantry's delicious recipes!
According to Ancient Greek legend, while the god Zeus was visiting his brother Poseidon, he spotted a young, beautiful mortal woman named Cynara. Unlike many mortals, she was unafraid of being in the presence of a god, and the ever-lustful Zeus quickly seduced her. He so thoroughly enjoyed their tryst that he offered to make her a goddess, so that she would be closer to Olympus and more readily available while his wife Hera was away. Cynara accepted Zeus' offer, but soon grew homesick, and one day decided to sneak back into the mortal realm to visit her mother. Upon returning, Zeus discovered what she had done, and became very angry- this was most un-goddess-like behavior! As punishment, he sent her back to the mortal realm and transformed her into the plant we now call the artichoke.
Prep time: 5 mins |Cook time: 15-20 mins |Total time: 20-25 mins |Serves: 6-8 |
Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 4Cook time: 5 mins