Cycle 3 – Item 237
29 (Wed) August 2012
Roast Turkey Breast & Artichoke Hearts in Romaine Wraps
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
At Costco a couple weeks ago, I was holding a jumbo-jar 2-fer pack of marinated artichoke hearts and debating whether I should buy them, when a woman asked me what artichokes tasted like. I found myself at a loss. It then occurred to me that describing most foods, especially vegetables, even the simplest of vegetables, are virtually impossible without a common frame of reference. Like try explaining cabbage to someone who’s never tried any variety of cabbage. Some foods defy description regardless.
Anyway, I bought the artichokes. I don’t really know what to do with them, so I’ve been eating them straight out of the bottle.
Tonight, I had the inspiration of pairing them with roast turkey breast, another Costco item that I also tend to eat plain, along with one of my favorite techniques of wrapping stuff in lettuce leaves. The crisp lettuce, the savory turkey, and the tart artichokes – it worked.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
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