Woman wearing a dress made out of artichokes.Click for a larger version.Photo: Ted SabareseArty choke: While you likely don’t have the time to make an artichoke dress this beautiful creation took Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault of Project Runway fame over six hours to attach each individual leaf — don’t waste your time on store-bought artichoke dip. Making it yourself is easy and there are thousands of delicious, quick recipes.

And make sure to go with organic artichokes. Conventional artichokes are sprayed with both pesticide and fungicides, a thorny issue here at Grist.