A real treat, particularly for artichoke lovers. This was developed based on a dish I used to buy from an Italian deli around the corner from where I used to live. Now that I no longer get over there very often, I decided to come up with my own recipe. BF has decided it's better than the original! Quite a compliment considering it was our favorite dish! Now he wants me to make them every time I fix supper, LOL! To be honest I'm suprised there aren't more roasted artichokes here on Recipezaar. It uses canned (easier than fresh) and roasting them greatly enhances the taste and texture. It takes a while for the artichokes to roast, but it's not hard to make and I think you'll find it's very much worthwhile!