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By Al Roker

Al takes on this week's veggie challenge by demonstrating how to prepare artichokes three different ways. These recipes are perfect for a range of summertime meals, from appetizers at a barbecue to family dinner.

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Pile of green and purple Italian Artichokes at the farmers market; Shutterstock ID 110074124; PO: today.comShutterstock