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18:29 Feb 4, 2018
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Food & Drink / question about artichokes
English term or phrase:artichokes
Do we eat the "leaves" or "petals" of an artichoke? The use of the term seems to be inconsistent. Some speak of artichoke leaves, others refer to artichoke petals. Since only the flower part of the artichoke is edible, shouldn't it be petals? This is for a cookbook.
Jamie Oliver (a very well-known British TV chef) calls them petals, but otherwise "artichoke petals" is rare in the UK; "leaves" is very much more common. In the US it seems to be more evenly balanced; "artichoke leaves" is more common but quite a lot of people seem to call them "petals". I am British and I have never heard them called "petals".