Take a bite
Served with melted butter or a vinagrette, steamed artichokes make for a great appetizer. Simply pull off the leaves one at a time and scrape off the flesh with your teeth. When you get to the center, or choke, cut away the fuzzy parts surrounding the heart, then savor the heart with a fork. Or, pick up a jar of artichoke hearts and use the marinade as a salad dressing.