Artichoke without the Striptease

Sure, it’s a pain to steam artichokes—from clipping the thorny ends of the bud’s bracts to waiting an hour or so for them to be soft enough to scrape with your teeth and for the heart to turn tender. But oh, the reward of this subtle, luxurious flavor! So I’m going to contradict my Condiment-o-Mania blog post, in which I suggested that I had only three go-to sandwich condiments, because I’ve found a winner in Trader Joe’s Artichoke Antipasto. And, I have used it to create yet another Perfect Sandwich.

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