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see artichokeartichoke,
name for two different plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family), both having edible parts. The French, or globe, artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a thistlelike plant of which the globular flower heads are used in the immature state as a salad or vegetable;
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; beetbeet,
biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of
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(Beta cicla, B. vulgardis cicla), a biennial vegetable and ornamental plant. The leaves (leaf varieties) or the petioles (petiole varieties) are used in various foods. Ornamental varieties have beautiful curly, wrinkled leaves with variously colored petioles and leaf veins (mostly red or yellow). Chard is cultivated in Western and Southern Europe, the United States, and other regions. In the USSR it is seldom cultivated.

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This chard kicks off with a nose of light zesty lemon and a hint of pineapple.
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The widow of caring Robin Chard, who was beaten to death by two thugs in Gateshead, today told of her disgust after the lasting memorial was chopped down.
Petition organiser Phil Allen is supported by residents in the street, including the family of Mr Chard.
But tears turned to smiles as Robin's brother Philip Chard paid tribute to Robin and reminisced about their growing up in Four Lane Ends, Benton.
Chris Blanchard, wine director for Redd restaurant in the Napa Valley and Bay 13 in Portland, recommends pairing it with dishes that are lean and bright, like the wine: oysters (the partner of choice in France, with Chard in the form of traditional steely Chablis), ceviche, tuna sandwiches, crab or shrimp salad with citrus, even Caesar salad.
1-selling chard for 16 years running, can now be found just about everywhere.