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Artichokes!! You either love-em or you just haven’t had a great one yet. Let me help you get the most out of your chokes. Artichokes are an opportunity to be creative, and I have come up with literally hundreds of dishes utilizing this edible thistle. Drop me a line and we’ll share stories.
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What do I add to boiling water for vegetables grown above ground?
Many Thanks for your question,
It depends a lot on what you are cooking. The general rule of thumb is that anything cooked above the ground, therefore green, should be shocked in boiling salted water. The salt will enhance the flavor of your vegetables as well as help bring out the bright green color of vegetables such as broccoli, green beans etc.
Root vegetables, generally take a lot longer to cook and in order to promote even cooking, bringing them to a boil from cold is preferred. Again salt will help enhance the flavor of your vegetables. So in short, salt is the answer to your question. I do add other aromatics to vegetables such as Artichokes with a longer cooking time, I use dried oregano, fresh garlic, red wine vinegar and olive oil.
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Chef Tony Baker
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