There is hardly a more emblematic sign of spring than the arrival of artichokes at the farmers' market. But how many of us actually feel confident preparing them at home? Far too few. Cooking with artichokes is actually quite easy once you leave the intimidation behind and just go for it. Plus, with our handy How To video as a guide, you'll have no problem adding a new ingredient to your spring rotation. Your friends will be in awe of your prowess in the kitchen when you serve them an elegant artichoke starter, or fresh artichokes hearts as part of a main course!