1 2
Which part of the artichoke is it? Is it the most important part (in the middle)?Thanks
Contributing Member1,266
Hi Antonia,

Artichoke bottom is what we in England call artichoke heart. Yes - it's the bit in the middle

picture:

http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=artichoke+bottom&ei=UTF-8&fr=slv1-&fl=0&x=wrt
Senior Member2,657
Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.Retired Moderator: A moderator who has retired.
Oh, thank you, I was wondering whether it was a heart! And it was- and the problem is solved. Thanks
I think there might be a slight difference between artichoke hearts & bottoms:
the heart is indeed the tender center of the artichoke, you can eat it in salad with a vinaigrette, for example, but the bottom is the kind of small saucer that's left once you have eaten all the leaves. You can serve it gratiné, or in salad, etc...
Veteran Member7,461
Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.Retired Moderator: A moderator who has retired.Trusted Users: Trusted users are allowed to use additional capabilities of the site such as private messaging to all users and various other advanced features. You cannot join this role unless you are promoted by an administrator.
You'll find artichoke bottoms here:
http://images.google.fr/images?q=artichoke+bottom&hl=fr&lr=&start=20&sa=N

that's not the same as the hearts...
Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.Retired Moderator: A moderator who has retired.Trusted Users: Trusted users are allowed to use additional capabilities of the site such as private messaging to all users and various other advanced features. You cannot join this role unless you are promoted by an administrator.
You are of course correct, Pieanne! Emotion: embarrassed
Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.Retired Moderator: A moderator who has retired.
As usual..Emotion: smile
It's just so hard to keep up, Antonia. Don't you think so?Emotion: indifferent
Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.Retired Moderator: A moderator who has retired.
I don't know, you two are moderators, I'm just a humble senior member who picks your brain:))
Show more
Live chat
Registered users can join here