The Artichoke Queen
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Dear Artichoke Queen:
My boss is coming to dinner next week and I want to impress her. What should I serve?
– Pushing for a Promotion
You want an impressive food, something exotic and exciting yet not too crazy. You want to avoid ordinary fare, and you want to show off your mastery of the polite arts. Artichokes fit the bill…precisely. Just don’t embarrass the boss — you may know more “artiquette” than she does!
– The Artichoke Queen
The Art of Eating an Artichoke
Pull off a leaf, holding it by the pointed end. Put the other end in your mouth and pull it between your teeth, scraping the length of the leaf. The result is a mouthful of savory artichoke: perfectly polite, and downright delicious! Go ahead, try it!
Etiquette experts agree: you must eat artichokes with your fingers.