I am reading a book on nutrition for fun, I guess, and in it they rave about the nutritional virtues of the artichoke. So while I was at the super market today I picked one up. The problem is I don’t have a bloody clue what to do with it. Quite frankly I’m frightened of the thing.
I like artichokes. I especially like it when restaurants include them in Greek salads. But now faced with figuring out how to prepare one I like them less.
I often wonder how people started eating different foods and artichokes are on the top of that list. All weird and pokey it doesn’t look all that edible to me. Also on my list is the pineapple. I give ancient people props for being willing to figure it out for us.
Anyhow I searched for ways to cook artichokes on the internet. The sites I looked at don’t leave me feeling all that confident. I’m not exactly sure what parts we should be eating. I think I’ve only had artichoke hearts but it appears as though you can eat the petals too.
I’m going to try to cook it tomorrow night so I’m hoping someone out there might give some tips on preparing an artichoke.
On another note this weekend I am going to plant some fall crops. I plan on planting lettuce, peas and spinach. What crops will you plant this fall? Please share!