Artichoke (2017-04-01 15-11-43a)
The first time I ever ate artichokes was when I was a kid. My father was out of town and my mother was experimenting on me with new foods. One night she made artichokes.
They were alright for a vegetable. (I was a kid. Kids don’t like vegetables.) You peeled off a leaf – that might not be the technical term – and use your teeth to scrape off the edible part at the bottom. It was a lot of work for very little reward. Except for one time when I didn’t have a choice in the matter, it was the only time I ever ate one.
Your mileage may vary. Somebody must be eating the things because I’ve never seen a grocery store, apart from a few ethnic ones, that did not carry them. Someone has to be buying the things. I just don’t understand why.
Information on the Photo
The photo was taken at the Jewel-Osco store at 2485 Howard Street, Evanston, Illinois. Yes, I get strange looks when I take pictures in grocery stores.
I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera to take the photo which I then edited with ACDSee Ultimate 10.3. I cropped slightly, then adjusted the lighting and boosted the contrast and saturation.
Photo © 2017 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved