For the uninitiated eating artichokes can be a tricky affair. Should you eat the whole leaf? What does the choke look like and what happens if you accidentally eat it? How do you get to the heart of the darn vegetable?
Thankfully, you won’t have to break into a sweat next time you order artichokes at a restaurant. Just let New York City chef Chris Beischer from The Mercer Kitchen guide you.In the video below Beischer goes into the nitty gritty of the process and in just three minutes you'll learn everything you need to know.
So what's the trick to eating artichokes like a pro? You need to identify which parts of the vegetable are edible and which ones should be discarded. Also, you'll want to pay attention to the technique of scraping off meaty tidbits from the leaves with your teeth. Take a look below to get the full scoop.
Hungry for more? If you decide to take the plunge and make artichokes at home this visual guide and these yummy recipes will make the task easier. Buon appetito!
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