Hee. I’m watching Sara Moulton cook with Gordon Hamersley, and she’s just so wee. He looks like a giant in her kitchen (which I have read was specially constructed for her petiteness).

So they’re doing something with artichokes, and I have to ask, is it dangerous to eat the choke? Because I used to. All the time. When I was in college, we were pretty close to artichoke country, so when spring rolled around, you could get them really cheap. I hated halting my eating of them in order to scoop out the choke, so I just ate it. It was a little bitter, that’s all. I didn’t really run into the problem that gave the choke its name.

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