I've always simply cut the stems off of artichokes and boiled them in water until tender but I came across this "how to prepare artichokes" link and it would be so much easier to eat them hot by preparing this way before cooking! Sure would avoid all the work it takes to remove the center fuzz to get to the hot artichoke hearts after eating the meat off the stems! No more burned and messy fingers.
Now that I know how to do this properly I am going to try some stuffed and baked artichokes! Recipes to follow after testing.
Here's the link for how to prepare. Below the link is my favorite artichoke dipping sauce for the past forty years:
By Deeli from Richland, WA