3.237 Roast Turkey Breast & Artichoke Hearts in Romaine Wraps

Cycle 3 – Item 237

29 (Wed) August 2012

Roast Turkey Breast & Artichoke Hearts in Romaine Wraps

3.5

by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

solo

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.

Homemade ham.

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)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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