We’re making Artichokes Esther-Style!
I like artichokes. Maybe it’s that I like the process of peeling the leaves and pulling off the meat with my teeth. It’s oddly satisfying. But, not quite as rewarding as working your way to the heart of the artichoke.
It’s a process for sure. Each layer of prickly leaves has subtle changes. First the tough outer ones. Then the layers get progressively more and more tender until you finally reach the choke. Next, you very delicately scrape away the hairlike choke with a paring knife to reveal the real prize. The heart!…
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