I heard that this weekend a big festival was going on Castroville, California to celebrate artichokes. That is a bit far away from where I live, but I am always up for a celebration. So I asked Mom what an artichoke was, so she brought one home. Now this is one weird vegetable. It looks bizarre and I have no idea how to eat it. Rosy says it must be good since Marilyn Monroe was the first Artichoke Queen in 1948. How does she know these things?