i'll have the artichoke...


well, after spending a ridiculous amount of time fiddling about with a teaspoon, i am reminded that i should trust my instincts. in this instance, they were correct to decide that globe artichokes are best left to other people to prepare, no matter how much i love to eat them.

the amount of choke that was removed seemed never-ending and despite my best efforts i didn’t manage to remove everything. however, we managed to avoid the odd bit of fluffy choke that remained and concentrated on scraping as much of the flesh off the leaves as possible, as we peeled them off one by one and dipped them in a puddle of lemony butter.