Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stuffed Artichokes

One of my favorite meals growing up was stuffed artichokes, which made it so strange to me when friends would asked baffled, "artichokes, how do you eat them?" For those of you who feel the same, you remove the leaves and scrape the bottom with your teeth, discarding the rest of the leaf, and then, after you've eaten all the leaves, at the center is the heart - the best part. In fact, when I was young and couldn't finish an entire artichoke, my dad used to give me his hearts, foregoing them for years (he's relieved I can finally finish one myself now). Stuffed artichokes are a staple in Italian cuisine, and can be found on most Italian restaurant menus, so if you'd rather try it out before taking the time to make it yourself, head out to your local place. The dish is surprisingly easy to make, the most time consuming part is simply letting the vegetable steam. A recipe similar to the one I use can be found here. Go ahead, try it!

xx Molly

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