My local fruit and vegetable shop had a whole basket of fresh artichokes, so guess what I am having for lunch today? Yes the look weird to eat, but they are excellent!
- Boil until the other leaves are soft.
- Pull the leaves off
- Bite into the fleshy bits of the leaves and eat (a bit like you would eat an unpeeled roasted clove of garlic)
- When you get to the inside, scrape the hairs off and eat the heart, which is the best bit.
Great with a vinaigrette or melted butter.