I have been floored by the beauty of the artichokes at the veggie stands here in Italy. So far where I have been I have only seen them on one menu so I had to order it. It was roasted and cut into thirds. I am used to a simple steamed or boiled prep at home. What I am wondering is if you eat it the same way, that is petal by petal dragging each one through your teeth and separate out the choke etc? It was a bit challenging in this style to do that and I was feeling a bit awkward in a resto not using my knife and fork. I would love to clear the up before I get any more strange looks for eating not enough of it or the wrong bits.