- Artichokes date back to 7 AD
- Italy is the largest producer of Artichokes.
- Artichokes are actually a flower bud.
- In 1948 Marilyn Monroe was crowned Castroville's artichoke queen.
- If you squeeze a fresh artichoke it will squeak.
- Artichokes should never be cooked in an aluminium pan. They will turn the pan grey.
- Artichokes can be made into an herbal tea. Artichoke herbal tea is popular in Vietnam.
Have you ever cooked with a fresh artichoke? Know any tips or tricks?
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