Actually I didn't make up the punch line, there is a Artichoke Sandwich Bar in Wichita Kansas that sells T-shirts with this slogan printed on them. However, since I lived in Oklahoma in the past and have artichoke plants in the garden, why not use this slogan for a blog post?
When I lived in San Antonio I was always amazed at the ragged serrated foliage of the artichoke plants that were often planted at the Botanical gardens there. Over the last two years I've planted them from seed and only this year have they performed. However, my main reason to plant these was for foliage not fruit and I was surprised when they actually produced fruit in the heat of this summer!
Anyone have a recipe out there I can use?