Friday, October 12, 2007

Bumpy Pumpkins of Provence

You have, it seems to me, two choices. You can buy a couple of pounds of peanuts and glue them to the surface of your pumpkin, or you can skip the middleman by getting a Poitron Brodé Galeux d’Eysine.

I am told that this lovely but unconventional surface goes along with a surprisingly powerful flavor. This must be the Ida Lupino of Squash.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

These do look a bit like a preschool art project gone haywire-in a good way. Did you buy one and cook with it? Inquiring minds want to know.

Had to tell you- the word verification letters for this comment are "cafebbq"! I just read some stuff about probability, explaining that coincidences are to be expected. I suppose alot of these random letters are forming words all the time. I still like it, though.

9:42 AM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

I did not yet buy one--I am frantically trying to keep up with the vegetables coming in from my csa. I will have to try one, they are supposed to be very rich and sweet, but they are also HUGE. I will need help. I also want to get a Marina di Chioggia this fall, but they are huge too.

I have often felt that I was receiving secret messages from somewhere via word verification.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Mansi said...

You live in greenwich village?? wow, that's like haven of food, right?!

you have some nice spread out here too...I loved this pumpkin dish; right in time for the halloween!

I'm hosting AFAM-Peach event on my blog, pls send in an entry if you have some time!:)

1:55 PM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

mansi desai,

Yes, I do and it is, it is, it is! Thanks for the heads-up! We still have some succulent summer peaches, and I will love to participate!

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