I'm so happy that artichokes are in season. We're very close to Castroville, which is known as the Artichoke Capitol of the World. They say it provides 80% of the artichokes consumed in the US.
As a bit of history, did you know that in 1948, Marilyn Monroe was crowned the very first Artichoke Queen in Castroville?
Terry doesn't care for artichokes, so I'll usually buy four of them, cook them in the pressure cooker, then after eating one, put the others in baggies and keep them in the fridge.
They never last long. I like to dip them in mayo, or sometimes garlic butter.
In looking around for info on artichokes for this entry, I see that the annual Artichoke Festival is this next weekend. Maybe we'll go. It could be interesting to see how many ways they can come up with to serve me some artichokes. My favorite is deep fried artichoke hearts. Not incredibly healthy, but I don't eat them often.
If we go, I promise pictures.