Great British Chefs demonstrates how to prepare an artichoke at home in this easy to follow video

Globe artichokes are in season in the UK over a short period of time from June-August. It is important when preparing artichokes to leave in acidulated water, as they can brown easily when not cooking. Don't forget to take out the choke, but don't remove too much and damage the heart of the artichoke. Once prepared the artichokes they can be cooked, either fried, steamed, braised or roasted. Have a go at Martin Wishart's artichoke barigoule or Marcus Wareing's Queen Anne's artichoke tart
Cut stem and peel off the outer leaves
Cut through indentation, exposing centre
Trim the base
Finally scoop out fibrous centre
Finish with an artichoke ready for cooking
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