An American friend first taught me to eat artichokes, by dipping the leaves in melted butter. Another friend has served them when we've been there for dinner - thanks to his American mother.
But despite having seen them at the market I have never ventured so far as to buy them and cook them myself. Until three arrived this week in my box of eco-veggies.
Easy to cook, delicious to eat and when I was searching for a photo to "borrow" (forgot to take one) I discovered they also have cholesterol lowering properties! Hopefully that makes up for all the butter consumed with them. YUM!! I'm officially addicted and the kids love them too.