L’une de mes crudités préférées. Un peu de beurre, un peu de sel et mes souvenirs d’enfance reviennent à la vie…
One of my favorites things to eat raw. A little bit of butter, a little bit of salt and all my childhood memories come back to life…
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Wow I never knew you could it them raw!
Artichoke fresh and raw? Huh. I didn’t know. Interesting.
Just make sure you get small ones. The big ones are too tough to be eaten that way…
Yes, I saw your advice to others. I was at the Farmers Market this weekend and I saw some. They were tiny, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy it to try it raw. I should have. But I didn’t. Maybe next weekend if they have them. 🙂
We can eat this raw?? My goodness why didn’t I know about this before. Thank you for getting me out of my ignorance as I love artichokes but hardly ever make them myself because I think its too complicated….
Just make sure they are the small kind. The bigger ones are too tough to eat raw 🙂
ciao! such satisfying memories…artichokes are just delicious and favorites. your photo is mouthwatering 🙂 where did you find them?
At the Farmers’ market. They are delicious indeed especially when locally grown…
Can you believe I have never tried these raw…just cooked. I will have to give this a go on your recommendation my friend.
Make sure you get the small ones (the size of your fist). The big ones are too hard to eat raw 😉
beautiful photo. I’ve never had an artichoke raw, but I love them cooked!
It has to be small summer artichokes. The big ones are not tender enough…
My mother never made artichokes. Nor did my grandmother. I’ve only made dips with them, and then I’ve used canned hearts for that. They are such a pretty edible, but I have no idea how to prep them and what parts to eat vs. what parts to throw away.
Just keep the center. Throw away all the leaves and the stuff inside that looks like blond hair. Only eat the yellow/white “meat at the centre either raw or boiled with vinaigrette. If they are organic, you can drink the water you boiled them in. It is great for the liver… 😉
I will need to give that a try.
I will eat it raw next time.
Buy the small ones, they are more tender! 😉
Such a good thing.
I would not know where to buy these fresh 😦 Might also have to plant them in the garden 🙂
They are a GREAT plant to have in the garden. They take a long time to grow, but once they do, you’ll get those incredible cobalt blue flowers…
Do! They were the most striking plant in my garden last year. They’re just a thistle, so they aren’t too picky about where you put them, either. Only thing is: Leave plenty of room!
Oh I know! They become huge…
One of the most simplistic dishes that has such wonderful flavor.
Isn’t it interesting that our best memories are connected with food and fellowship!! 🙂
They always are! I think the sense of smell plays a big role here. It always triggers my memories “It smells like home. It smells like mom’s cooking. It smells like roasted chestnuts in October…”
Oh I love, love, love artichokes and I’m with you on just a bit of butter and salt; that’s all they really need to make them shine. I especially like them cold the next day, after I’ve grilled or steamed them…is that weird? 🙂
I love them any way I can get them! 😉
When I was a kid living in France, we ate those with a simple vinaigrette (oil, vinegar) or lemon. My favorite crudité to eat with butter and salt is radishes 🙂 MMmmm… des bons radis du jardin.
Tu as bien raison!! Rien de tel que les bons radis du jardin… 😉
I have artichokes growing in my garden. The have self-seeded for two years in a row now. 🙂
That’s fantastic! I used to have some in the garden but would never eat them because I loved their flowers too much 🙂
They are beautiful aren’t they? Mine are a sort of purple that looks so pretty. I always leave 1 flower per plant as a compromise.
That is the way to go 😉
Mmm! I love artichokes! One of the best foods ever!
Wouldn’t life be grand if all thistles were artichokes?
We call it the poor people dish as you have more in your plate after you eat it than before 🙂