I learned this the hard way after a surprise bumper crop of Jerusalem artichokes in my northern California garden last year. They taste almost exactly like artichoke hearts, but with the satisfying starchiness of potatoes. As well, something else that may also have an impact on reducing wind is that after I scrubbed the artichokes I have left them in a bucket of cold water so I use them as I need them. Toss together the sunchokes and oil in a large bowl. Asking for help, clarification, or responding to other answers. How is it possible that a