The Art of Eating an Artichoke
Written by Margaret Floyd on 24/04/12 pm30 02:08 PM
This week, we switch our focus from how to prepare something to how to eat it. It might seem like an obvious thing, but if you’ve never eaten a fresh artichoke, it can be a daunting task. (And I often wonder how the first people to eat one figured it out…)
I can still remember sitting perched at the kitchen counter with my Dad, as he showed me how to peel off the individual leaves and scrape the yummy flesh with my bottom teeth. Such fond memories.
If you didn’t have the benefit of a Dad (or Mom) who loved fresh artichokes and wanted you to love them, too, here’s how I like to enjoy them. And yes, with a healthy dose of melted butter and lemon. Serious yum.
If you don’t know how to cook a fresh artichoke, well I guess you’re just gonna have to get a copy of The Naked Foods Cookbook, aren’t you? (our special preorder offer is still on so this is a GREAT time to buy if I do say so myself)
What’s your favorite way to prepare or eat fresh artichokes? Let us know in the comments below.
Pssst… Guess what? We’re doing a virtual book tour. That means no matter where you live, you’ll be able to join us LIVE as long as you’ve got a computer and internet access. Mark your calendars for Wednesday May 6th at 3pm Pacific time / 6pm Eastern time. More details coming soon.