Here’s the video I made explaining how to prepare artichokes for cooking.
Artichokes are a classic food for pressure cookers because they cook so quickly, in about ten minutes, while retaining their color, flavor and nutrition. I saw a recommendation for cooking them individually in the microwave, if you don’t mind wrapping each one in plastic. I bet you could do it without the plastic too. Or steam or cook in a conventional pot for about thirty minutes. They are ready when you can pierce the heart easily with a fork. The heart is the flesh of the artichoke, between the leaves and the stem.
To eat, dip artichoke leaves in mayonnaise or any kind of salad dressing. Scrape off the tender part at the bottom of each leaf with your teeth. Eat the heart with the dressing or cut it up for salad, but don’t forget to remove the spiny leaves in the center.