By Nikki Duffy
Artichokes are a wonderful, deeply flavoured vegetable - or thistle flower, if you want to be accurate - but they are time-consuming to prepare. There's nothing wrong with that in itself but, in this country, it's also not always easy to find good fresh artichokes. Nevertheless, a person can get addicted to their unique, savoury flavour, further enhanced by caramelisation through roasting. I always have a jar of roast artichokes in the fridge: they are delicious, good for you and useful.