My 9 year old daughter is a foodie. I'm pretty sure of this, because I've never heard my friends kids say things like "when are you making rabbit stew again" "can I go to the food show again this year"...or, when I respond to her inquiry about what I came home with telling her "artichokes", she exclaims "YES!" and begins dancing.
My 22 year old doesn't get nearly this animated...and the 4 year old is so picky I'm not sure I've ever seen her eat solid food. The universe ensures balance, it appears.
Artichokes are an easy prepare, and abundant this time of year. Try this:
Cut in 1/2, remove the "choke", or fuzzy stuff.
Stuff them. Lay them stuffing-side up in a pot with 1/2 inch water, cover and simmer 45-60 minutes.
I stuff them with a mixture of chopped sun-dried tomatoes, chopped garlic, olive oil and breadcrumb...about equal amounts of each. Or at least I did this time...I'm prone to change.