I needed almost 6 years ;-) of knowledge of the plant to eat it. I lived for three years in the Netherlands, where this plant is quite popular, but I needed the next three years, that this plant as a food interested me. I thought this plant for the inspiration to photograph and drawing, not to eat. One day I saw her in the store and I wanted to eat it. I remember how the Dutch served this plant and I started to look for an easy recipe.
How to cook an artichoke?
In a large pot of water, add the juice of half lemon and a pinch of salt. Cook them 25 - 60 minutes or until you can the outer leaves can easily be pulled off. Cooking time depends on how large the artichoke is.
If you've still wondered how to cook and eat an artichoke, I found a blog that is really helpful, here are the steps.
2 egg yolks
juice of one lemon
pinch of salt
100 g unsalted butter (melted)
Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt into your blender. Blend the egg yolk mixture until it lightens in color. Add your melted butter (let it cool a little bit before adding) and blend together.
The sauce is delicious. It's great for fresh salads.