Summer produce you’ve always wanted to cook… but were afraid to try (Part II)

Artichokes When I think of artichokes, I tend to think of flowers: all thorn, no rose.  (And, ironically, it turns out that an artichoke is a thistle.) It just seems like so much trouble! But it turns out that the humble, bristly artichoke has extraordinarily high antioxidant levels, strengthens the digestive system, and provides relief for irritable bowel syndrome.  So here are some ways to rethink the artichoke–increase your rose-to-thorn ratio, in a way. Roasted artichokes from Novel Eats (An incredibly easy recipe for cooking these bulked-up thistles.  And underneath,... Read The Rest →