Growing up in Southern California artichokes were a vegetable we ate fairly commonly. Until the boy mentioned it was something new to him, I had little idea that they were so unique in other parts of the country. But when I saw artichokes at the grocery store this weekend I figured it would be a perfect time for the boy to have his first artichokes.
Not only was the going to be his first time eating them, it was going to be my first time cooking them. I didn't have a steamer, but after some research I was able to craft one out of a pot, a strainer, and a cookie sheet.
Have you ever eaten a whole artichoke? If so, what's your favorite thing to dip them in?