Stuffed to the Gills
The most decadent food of all is the kind that (a) is dipped in butter and (b) leaves a huge pile of indigestible crap on the plate: shells, stems, peels, or in this case, stripped artichoke leaves. I never thought of artichokes as either decadent or very filling until tonight – the volume of discarded bits so far exceeds the volume of edible bits it’s hard to imagine that you’ve eaten anything at all, and the more you eat, the less it seems you’ve eaten – but *burp*!
So I pretty much just ate four ounces of lemon butter. Yum.