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Roast these baby chokes with some white wine and garlic and dig in.

Hungry for something new? Look no further than a cookbook by renowned chef April Bloomfield of NYC’s Spotted Pig and the Breslin. Her latest cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens, hits the shelves April 21st and highlights vegetable-focused cuisine. Get in season with delicious spring artichokes — this recipe will jump-start your spring cooking repertoire. 

One of the reasons I go giddy about springtime is artichokes, particularly the small ones with tips closed tightly, like a flower at night. Some home cooks are reluctant to fill their totes with artichokes, but here’s what to know: The artichokes need to be turned — the barbed leaves plucked off and the other inedible bits trimmed away. I quite like the process. It’s meditative and satisfying once you get the hang of it. In this dish, the fleshy artichokes get browned and crispy tops and look like strange, beautiful roses. The acidity in the white wine cuts through the rich, dense veg and, along with the salty pops from the capers, highlights the artichokes’ unique herbaceousness.

Reprinted with permission from A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals From the Garden