Small, top quality artichokes, left whole or cut in two. Stripped of the hard leaves and sautéed with oil, garlic, parsley and a splash of vinegar. The whole artichokes are mainly recommended for use as a starter or side dish, and the split artichokes for pizzas, panini, sandwiches and tarts. If you want to savour them a different way, drain off the oil, dip in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Fry in a generous amount of hot oil and you get a tasty morsel for a starter or aperitif.