Artichoke recipes that are worth the effort

High maintenance, yes. But once you're past the fiddly preparation you'll fall for these dishes.

Dave Pynt's artichokes with Taleggio sauce
Artichokes are the high-maintenance vegetable we love to hate. The necessary preparation – all the trimming, scooping and acidulated-water soaking – is fiddly, but after one taste of these artichoke recipes you'll be glad you persevered. (Psst – we've included some recipes that make use of store-bought preserved artichokes if time is short.)