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If halved, remove hairy choke from heart by using a teaspoon or melon-baller and discard; rub flesh with lemon. If the recipe calls for whole artichoke hearts, gently pry the leaves open a little, insert a melon-baller and gently remove hairy choke from heart.


How to prepare artichokes

Cooking with artichokes isn't as daunting as their prickly appearance might suggest - these delicious treasures are highly prized and easily prepared. For more information on how to prepare artichokes, check out our artichoke masterclass.

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