If you have even eaten artichoke like this:
then I salute you. And you salute me… and I salute you… and so on. Until our arms ache. It’s the kind of thing you eat with a big smile on your face and say ‘mmm’ with every mouthful. And then giggle. This is the classic French way of cooking it. Just boiled in salted water and each leaf dipped into salty melted butter. Even better when eaten outside on a hot summer’s evening with a glass of rosé. If you have never tried this, well you must quite frankly. It’s tricky to eat if you don’t know how, such as which parts you can and can’t eat. You pull each leaf off, dip it into the butter and bite off the end where the plant looks dense. The heart is where the main plant ‘meat’ is. I suggest you youtube it to see how its eaten. It might seem like a hassle but once you know how, it’s actually super easy.
Simply boil the artichoke in salted water for about 45 minutes, or until the outer leaves pull off easily. Melt butter with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Get munching. There are plenty of recipes out there. Garlic in the butter would be amazing too.