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Q: How do I pick the best artichoke?
- Test the artichoke’s weight – a good, healthy artichoke should feel heavy for its size.
- Check the artichoke’s compactness – the leaves should be nice and tight.
- Squeeze the artichoke – a good artichoke should be firm and squeaky.
- Notice the stem size – usually, the rule of thumb is, the thicker the stem of the artichoke, the bigger the heart of the artichoke.
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