Giant artichoke

Castroville, California

"Artichoke capitol of the world. Nearly 29 years ago, we visited The Giant Artichoke in
Castroville as we made our way up California's Hwy. 101 on our honeymoon. In 1975 we
sampled several of their artichoke-based offerings and re-enjoyed our favorite on this
return trip...deep-fried artichoke hearts served with a dill/garlic mayonaise!

"This huge artichoke is made of cement and uses sharpened steel reinforcement rods as the
thorny tips. On seeing it again, I hugged it with joy anyway." --Jan

Thanks to Dan for phooning and to Jan for the photo idea.

Apr 02, 2004

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