Artichokes have a beautiful armour-like exterior and technically is a giant thistle flower bud. The easiest way to relish an artichoke is by steaming them in a pan and serving it with a side of melted butter

Artichokes have tall arching florets on the exterior and the edible portion of the bud is fleshy-creamy and soft.
Artichokes taste like fresh green leafy vegetables (Brussel sprouts, celery asparagus) with a hint of tart lemony flavour
Fresh artichokes are vibrant green in colour, they are firm in texture and squeak when rubbed together.
To keep artichokes fresh for up to a week, sprinkle some water on them and store it deep freeze it in an airtight container.

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