An artichoke is one of those foods that many people love, but rarely cook at home. Their season is currently at its peak, so now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with this tasty thistle! Start with this How-to video, and then practice your new skills with the recipes below!

How to Cook an ArtichokeHow to Cook an Artichoke

Here is a simple and classic recipe for steaming whole artichokes. Try this delicious dipping sauce to go with it.

How to Eat an ArtichokeHow to Eat an Artichoke

Read this tutorial to learn how to eat a whole artichoke if you are a stranger to this fine food.

Creamy Artichoke Lemon and Chicken PastaCreamy Artichoke Lemon and Chicken Pasta

This pasta has everything: chicken, bacon, artichokes, cream and it’s filling enough to be a one-bowl meal.

Garlic ArtichokesGarlic Artichokes

Cutting the artichoke in half makes it easy to remove the choke (inedible fuzzy part covering the heart) and allows these garlic artichokes to cook in half the time.

Stuffed ArtichokesStuffed Artichokes

Stuffing an artichoke is arguably the yummliest way to enjoy one.  Parmesan, breadcrumbs, garlic, and lemon turn these artichoke hearts into a gourmet feast.

Spicy Spinach Artichoke DipSpicy Spinach Artichoke Dip

This dip has a great kick to it! If you don't like it spicy, just leave out the hot sauce and substitute shredded mozzarella for the monterey jack cheese.

Creamy Artichoke SoupCreamy Artichoke Soup

The flavor of artichoke really shines in this creamy and comforting soup.

Artichoke BruschettaArtichoke Bruschetta

This bruschetta will be your new go-to hors d'oeuvre for entertaining.  It's quick, simple, and requires minimal ingredients. Add some diced tomatoes for color!

Credits: Simply Recipes, Remarkably Domestic