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Still Life with Cardoons by Bernardo Polo

Artichoke-like edible thistles. As a side dish they are baked with tomato and cheese, or fried in breadcrumbs, or put in a minestra; they are also a popular ingredient in bagna càuda.

Also spelled carducci or cardune.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: PD Art