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Take a Fresh Look at a Clever Little Vegetable

'The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook' takes advantage of in-season ingredients to make fresh meals.
'The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook' takes advantage of in-season ingredients to make fresh meals.

Cross an artichoke with celery, and you come close to getting a cardoon. For our food moment this week, food writer Peggy Knickerbocker tells us about cardoons, a wonderfully weird vegetable with mediterranean "roots."

Knickerbocker joined Christopher Hirsheimer in writing The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook.

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