Since I was a young kid, I have always enjoyed artichokes. I liked them because, unlike everything else I ate, they did not require a fork (and obviously the melted butter too!). Now I make artichokes often. My kids now enjoy them for the very same reasons. It was not until I was a grown-up that I learned the proper way to trim them. Life changer. A simple technique, but your family will thank you for not getting poked by the prickly tips anymore.
Welcome to my Simmer + Sauce. I always thought I was going to be a lawyer, but going to culinary school was one of the best decisions I ever made. I'm a former professional chef from NYC who loves to eat, cook and talk about food. My focus is great food, with solid recipes and reasonable ingredient lists. Cooking should be enjoyable, not stressful. Many of my recipes are family friendly and often on the healthy(ish) side.