Chef Giada De Laurentiis
The One Veggie Giada De Laurentiis Eats In Rome Every Time
Chef Giada De Laurentiis was born in Rome, so she knows the best way to eat around the city. On Twitter, she highlighted fried or poached artichokes as something to try in Rome.
De Laurentiis recommends tasting carciofi alla Romana and carciofi alla giudia. She has dubbed both as “divine” and says they are worth trying when artichokes are in season.
Carciofi alla giudia are artichokes seasoned with salt and pepper and deep-fried in olive oil until they’re golden brown. Then a little more salt and some lemon juice are added.
Carciofi alla Romana are artichokes stuffed with or marinated in garlic and herbs like mint or parsley. They are poached in white wine and olive oil on the stove until tender.
The best time to order artichokes in Rome is between February and April, as they are sourced in abundance. Make sure to try either dish if you’re ever in the Italian capital.