Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wild Artichokes

So, a relative brought over some wild artichokes from Kos. I always thought the things grew in jars but it appears they are actually wild plants and there are lots of them in Greece at this time of year.

As you can see, they look like big spikey thistles. You boil them and then peel away the spikes one by one, sucking the artichoke-y goodness from the bottom of each spike.

Make sure you do this at the blunt end because those spikes are sharper and more painful than a lawyer.

Eventually, you are left with the squishy heart which you can pop in your mouth whole.

Yum. Bitter tastiness. Yum.

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