How to Steam and Eat an Artichoke – Kitchen Conundrums with Thomas Joseph


Don't let artichokes frighten you. All you need to do is follow a couple of basic steps and you'll be enjoying them in whatever from salads to pastas.
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  1. Seems so odd to me, you spend all this time preparing and throwing away most of the vegetable, and then when it comes time to eat, all you do is scrape part of it off with your teeth. Seems like most of the vegetable isn’t even eaten. It must be very delicious

    1. @HeyLookItsAmy It’s actually very good! The only edible part is the whitish “heart” part. When you pull off the leaves of a cooked artichoke, only a small part of the heart is attached at the base of the leaf — and that’s what you scrape off and eat! What he didn’t show is that after you’ve removed most of the leaves that way, you cut off the top and remove the choke (just like he showed as an alternative preparation). Once you do that, you have the entire heart part to cut up, dip in butter, and then consume!

    2. @HeyLookItsAmy True, a lot of work, little of it edible, but so worth it. Try grilling marinated baby artichokes… awesome!

  2. I love artichokes! I love to eat them raw! I always eat the white part of each leaf first and then eat the artichoke heart with a bit of lemon and salt!

  3. Very interesting! I’ve always wondered how to cook and eat the artichoke since my mom only uses it to make herbal drink.

  4. Thomas’s videos are so knowledgeable and informative. A really great segment on this channel.

  5. I feel like maybe the artichoke is not meant for human consumption but someone was like no we are going to eat this even if it means we have discard 90% of it.

    1. I just boil the whole. I love all the leaves! He wasted so much good stuff 🙈😀 and u have to dip in mayo. Every time I eat an artichoke I think of my childhood and my father 😘

    2. They never learned waste not want not. You don’t trim them at all except the stem and steam them

  6. Spooky; just yesterday I bought an artichoke. I knew how to prepare it, but I still wanted to come find a video of someone explaining it, and today, here it is.

  7. Thank you sooooo MUCH! I love the taste of artichokes, but have always been intimidated about how to properly cook AND eat them in front of people. This is exactly what I needed! You’re the BEST! 💖

  8. I love artichokes! I boil them on the stove & then eat them either plain or with a little mayo! 😋😋😋

  9. In Vietnam, we use artichoke to make tea. We often cook the artichoke and pandan leaves in water for 2 hours and voila. The tea usually has a subtle sweet flavor and really yummy ☺️☺️☺️

    1. Thanks! What a great idea! I was going to freeze the rest of the veggie for a stock later, but I’ll look up some recipes.

  10. Hi! Would you make a video on how to prepare meats from frozen (thawing process to cooking)? I’m specifically interested in steak. I bought a bunch of organic NY strips on sale, and froze them. Now I have a kitchen conundrum 🙀

  11. i love artichokes! this was a very detailed and extensive explanation and although i knew most of it, there is a wealth of information in this video. thank you!

  12. I’ve been eating artichokes for 50 years and we have never bothered cutting off the tops. It really isn’t that hard to avoid pricking yourself with the top of the leaves. Also, someone mentioned that you are only eating a small part of the heart when scraping the leaves with your teeth. That’s true for the outer leaves, but the inner leaves have more “flesh” higher up. So, there is more to scrape off.

  13. It’s too much work but thanks for the video. It’s very informative and I have always been curious about artichokes but I was clueless .

  14. I have eaten them one time before and the heart part reminded a lot about the heart of the palm tree which is basically the same texture and taste and arguably with the same nutrition value as the artichoke… I highly recommend trying that it if its available to you… We have artichoke here but they are expensive compared to other fruits and vegetables…

  15. Artichokes are amazing! Delicious, great for digestion! And I think they’re beautiful too & fun to prepare 😍

  16. I’ve always wondered what this strange food was and how it was eaten… I’d love to try it one day…

  17. Thank you so much for this very informative video on how to prepare artichoke

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