All About Artichokes
This guide shows how to buy, store, and cook artichokes - those thorny delights of spring (and, to a lesser degree, fall).
How to Cook Artichokes
The sweet hearts of artichokes are worth fighting through their thorny exterior. See how easy it is to cook up artichokes – whether microwaving, steaming, or sauteeing – with this guide to cooking artichokes.
How to Steam Artichokes
Steaming brings out the nutty flavor and light sweetness buried deep in each artichoke thistle.
How to Microwave Artichokes
Enjoy steamed artichokes in a jiffy by microwaving them.
How to Trim Artichoke Hearts
See how to trim a full artichoke down to the sweet, tender, edible heart.
How to Trim Artichokes (For Steaming)
See how to trim artichokes for steaming.
Tasty Artichoke Recipes
Looking for a great artichoke recipe? Here are a few delicious and easy ways to cook up artichokes – from simple steaming to a creamy soup to a hearty gratin.
Delicious Dips for Steamed Artichokes
Serve nutty steamed artichokes with one of these delicious dips.
Chicken Artichoke Heart Stew
This easy Chicken Artichoke Heart Stew is a tart and briny delight - quick to pull together.
These quick artichoke toasts are little open-faced sandwiches perfect for lunch, appetizers, or a tea party at a moment's notice.
Braised Artichokes with Lemon and Garlic
This recipe for braised artichokes in a broth of lemon and garlic works whether you want to trim the artichokes so people can eat them with a knife and fork or have everyone pull off their own leaves.
Cream of Artichoke Soup
A simple puree of artichoke hearts in broth with a bit of garlic and cream makes one of the tastiest soups imaginable.
Potato Artichoke Gratin
This Potato Artichoke Gratin involves a bit of work (you need to clean those artichokes, after all!), but the soft, creamy, nutty flavor is more than worth it!
Vignarole (Italian Spring Vegetable Stew)
An utterly simple and delicious Italian spring classic.