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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

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A sportswriter/foodie on the road

When the Globe's hockey writer isn't rinkside, he's scouting out bold tastes

LOS ANGELES - The security guard at the airport is holding up his hand. My carry-on has raised a red flag.

With a look of bafflement rather than suspicion, he pulls out four California artichokes - long-stemmed beauties, big as grapefruits. I dare not think what kind of WMD they resemble on the X-ray screen.

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