In the Guardian, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall writes about how much he enjoys the artichoke.
Raw, boiled, grilled, baked or stuffed, the globe artichoke is one of summer’s most welcome treats. Who’d have thought a thistle could taste so good?
Personally I really like artichokes, I think my preference is for the chargrilled ones that are then marinaded in olive oil, herbs and spices.
I do also like fresh, but preference is for the Italian style anti-pasto type ones you can buy.