are in season
The edible, the inedible, & how to cook it
The heart and bases of the leaves are edible. The choke and upper parts of the leaves are not.
Close-up of the
It's feathery, not fun to eat, and can get stuck in your throat.
A sign of freshness
Closed, tight leaves are a sign of freshness and the heart will be more tender. Open leaves mean the artichoke is older and the heart might be dryer and stringy.
How to cook: