Put the wine, chicken broth, garlic, bay leaves, lemon, thyme, and oil in a large pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.¬† Season with salt and pepper.
Wash artichokes under cold water. Using a heavy stainless steel knife, cut off the stems close to the base.¬† Pull off the lower petals that are small and tough.¬† Place the artichokes in the steaming liquid. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.¬† The artichokes are done when a knife goes into the base without resistance.¬† Serve hot or cold with anchovy mayo.
1 clove of garlic
2 anchovy fillets
1 cup of mayonnaise, store bought
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.
Edited: August 4th, 2009