This recipe was given to me by a dear friend and is adapted from Gourmet. I love it because it uses rather unusual vegetables for a risotto but they meld together so beautifully. This risotto becomes so deliciously creamy with just the right amount of crunch! *I found that if you don't want to do al the work of preparing the artichoke hearts that frozen works just as well but you may want to use more than 2. Canned gives a different and less delicious taste and texture.