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Language: Italian

Description: The youngest artichokes, barely formed. They appear, not on the branches of the plant, but at its apex and are small and very tender, requiring practically no stripping of leaves. The flavour is intense and concentrated and they are expensive. Generally sautéed in olive oil with garlic and parsley.

These botoi were photographed in the Rialto market in Venice by Sue Chambers.

Pronounced: boh-TOH-lee
Latin: Cynara scolymus
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Veneto
Also known as: botoli

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Veneto

See foods and dishes: canarini

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