Carciofi Ritti: ‘Upright’ Artichokes Stuffed with Pancetta

carciofi at attention

carciofi at attention

If you follow this blog at all regularly, you’ve probably noticed I have a little thing for artichokes. This recipe for carciofi ritti (‘upright’ artichokes, or ‘standing up’ artichokes) comes to us via the exquisite blog by Emiko Davies, who also contributes to Food52 as Regional Italian Food columnist. I will refer you directly to Emiko’s recipe for details and instructions on carciofi ritti, noting only the one deviation of mine: I made too much of the pancetta mixture, so after the artichokes were steamed, I re-stuffed them a bit more before serving. These make a delightful side dish, or, as Emiko points out, a lovely light meal accompanied by some good bread.