Cook the whole artichokes in simmering water with half of one of the lemons for 40 minutes. Drain well.
Melt the butter and whisk in the zest and juice of a grated lemon and put into a bowl for dipping. Eat by dipping the leaves. when you reach the centre, scrape out the hairy choke before eating the heart.
And if you’re unsure how to prepare artichoke, follow these simple steps.