And we were surprised. Surprised, because we had always (always being like a decade or two) thought that the "season" for Jewish artichokes--carciofi (artichokes) alla giudia--ended in May and would not begin again until February. And here we were in mid-September, and these fellows were engaged in the unthinkable: selling Jewish artichokes (deep fried whole, then dipped briefly in cold water) when the proper raw material was, we thought, unavailable. Yet there, on the table, were, undeniably, artichokes.
|Un carciofo all guidia, ready to eat|
To Romans, these things matter. Shame on you, La Taverna del Ghetto!