Frequent readers of this blog know that I love to visit markets when I travel. And that I also love especially to find artichokes in those markets. I hit the jackpot here in a small market near the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Look at those artichokes! Some trimmed, some not. Not cheap, but so, so beautiful. And while you’re at it, you might want to pick up a container of zucchini blossoms, stuff the fiori with fresh mozzarella, dip quickly into a light batter and fry. That is if you’re lucky enough, unlike most tourists, to have a kitchen at your disposal. Otherwise, just look and imagine.