It's the first time either of us has grown globe artichoke and we had a fun time last night cooking it up to have on pizza. Thanks Kim for the guidance. Sucking the leaves was a delicacy (though the flesh is never enough), and finding the heart is a ravenous journey (so many layers to peel off). Next time we'll boil more! Whoever had the original idea to eat a thistle (far right, the unpicked choke) has to be congratulated!