My thoughts as I prepared and ate my first artichoke:
1- Who would have ever thought, when looking at that plant, that it would be edible?
2- Who figured out HOW to eat the very small amount of edible artichoke off of it?
3- Who named an artichoke an artichoke?
And most importantly:
WHO would eat an artichoke a second time after eating it once? TOTALLY not worth the effort. But that's just me.
BUT, if like me, you got all curious and want to know how to make and eat your own, try this website.
It helped me. Good luck, have fun.