What does an artichoke taste like?

United States
March 5, 2010 1:56pm CST
I've never tried an artichoke before, but am interested after seeing it on a Food Network show. I know there are a few ways to cook the artichoke, like stuffing it with some other type of filling, but what? Does an artichoke taste better raw, baked, steamed, or fried? I wonder if the artichoke tastes anything like an asparagus, too. Do you have an artichoke recipe you can share with me?