Raise your hand if you LOVE artichokes, whether in a delicious spinach-and-artichoke dip or on its own as a veggie treat. Now keep your hand up if you’ve only eaten them in restaurants because you’re too intimidated to prepare them at home. We’re betting most of you kept your hands in the air, right? While it’s easy to find artichoke hearts in the frozen section of the grocery store, fresh artichokes are a little more intimidating. You shouldn’t let those spiky leaves scare you off! You just need to arm yourself with knowledge, and luckily, POPSUGAR is here to walk us through the process. Watch and learn!