Monday March 27

Peak Season: Artichokes


The world's most delicious thistle

Artichokes are abundant in early spring and again in fall. Nearly 100% of the artichokes found in American markets are grown in California. The majority are grown in the coastal region near Castroville, which calls itself The Artichoke Capital of the World.

Whether you steam artichokes then dip them into melted butter or mayo, or trim them down to the hearts, blanch, and marinate in olive oil and herbs, or dip them in a batter and deep fry, most of us agree that artichokes are delicious. But if you don’t know how to prepare them, artichokes can certainly seem intimidating. This is where learning proper technique comes in handy! Hot Stove Society Director Bridget Charters is here to show you everything you need to know to prepare and cook all those beautiful artichokes you’ll be seeing in the market.

Learn to clean and turn artichokes, hands on. You’ll also learn to blanch and marinate your artichokes and take a container to savor at home.

You’ll enjoy substantial tastes of all the artichoke dishes that Bridget demos.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Bridget will bring in an assortment of artichokes and talk about artichoke varieties
  • How to clean and turn artichokes- hands on
  • How to blanch baby artichokes and how to marinate them – hands on
  • How to roast baby artichokes and finish with olive oil, garlic, herbs, and breadcrumbs- demo
  • How to shave artichokes into a salad- demo
  • Bridget’s technique for “steamed” artichokes with mayo - demo
  • Artichokes Barigoule style- demo
  • How to batter and fry artichokes for fritters- demo

If you have a question about this class or would like to be put on a wait list, please contact and include the name and date of the class with your question.

Peak Season: Artichokes
Where Hotel Andra
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When Monday March 27
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Enroll: $90.00

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