Preparing artichokes for the first time can be intimidating, but don’t let that deter you! Once your know-how, it’s simple. What you must do is as follows: Make sure you have the appropriate tools first. As soon as you cut an artichoke, it begins to turn brown. To lessen this oxidation, you’ll need a quartered lemon to rub on the artichoke’s cut surfaces. In addition, I advise against using a carbon-steel knife because it might cause more browning.