giant globe artichokes

April 5, 2013 § 4 Comments


I was delighted when I walked into the market yesterday and saw these displayed front and center of the produce section.  Each clearly deserves center stage. These are huge!  A one pot meal.  I brought home two and this evening I plan on steaming them for 50 minutes.  The leaves are meaty, with an earthy, nutty taste.  We have prepared many different dips for steamed artichokes.  I have made sauces from butter, mayonnaise, greek yogurt…the list goes on.  I did a little search and found this great source for dipping recipes.

In our family we have a little difference of opinion around the table every time we eat artichokes.  The matter being, how to properly eat your artichoke.  Is it leaf facing up or down.  Do your use your top or bottom teeth for scooping?  We always have fun with it.  Let me know…


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§ 4 Responses to giant globe artichokes

  • anne cater says:

    Ben’s family dips their in a soy sauce + mayo mix – I’d never heard of that, but it is so good!!

    I love your blog! Have I commented yet? I tried once but wasn’t sure it went through as I had to sign into wordpress I think. I love your recipes and the stories that go with them. I know I can trust anything you make to be just perfectly tasty – earthy and good : )

  • loscaters says:

    arg I can’t tell if my comments go through after it makes me sign into wordpress…

    Anyway, I will say again that I love your blog! I love that I can trust anything you make to be earthy and delicious : )

    Also – Ben’s family dips their artichokes in soy sauce + mayo, it’s so good!!

    • Hi Anne! Yes! your comments are coming through. Nice to hear from you. I think I did see a comment before, I just didn’t realize it was you! :) Thank you for your nice comments.

  • handstories says:

    bottom teeth, of course!

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