Today in “It’s in Season”, we’re going to talk about a vegetable that developed from the cardoon – the artichoke.
It first appeared in France in a royal banquet at the time of Catherine de’ Medici.
Later, Louis XIV asked for it to be grown at Versailles, in 5 different varieties: White, Green, Purple, Red and Sucré de Gênes.
The most commonly eaten variety in France today is the Camus de Bretagne, which arrived at the beginning of the 19th century.
Gilles Marinell, a SOLY salesman, tells us more about artichokes on LYON 1ère radio station today at the Lyon-Corbas Wholesale Market