How to eat an artichoke:

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

n The base of the leaves, and the base of the choke, the heart, are all edible part of an artichoke. Although it is generally discarded, even the artichoke stem may be consumed.

The prize of the artichoke is its tender heart. Eat them cold or hot, with melted butter, lemon vinaigrette dressing, hollandaise or barnaise sauces

n Pull out a leaf and dip base in melted butter or other dipping sauces. Place leaf between your teeth. Bite onto the leaf gently and pull it away, scraping the fleshy artichoke meat with your teeth. Continue with the rest of the leaves, until you come to the artichoke heart.

n The artichoke heart is eaten with a fork and knife.

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