December 1, 2009

Photo du Jour - Courge Olive



Olive Squash Cucurbita maxima

"... a dull-skinned heirloom with thick yellow, sweet flesh which is excellent in puddings and preserves."
Taken at the market in Éauze. Pin It

5 comments:

poppy fields said...

Never seen that one before, I'll have to look for it.

Kate Hill said...

Jen, I just cooked this slice last night and it is DELICIOUSLY dense and chestnut like. yum must keep the seeds for next year's garden.

chapot said...

I have never seen this kind of "courge"
Amazing

spacedlaw said...

Lovely flesh. I have never seen it before.

Loulou said...

poppy fields
I didn't get to taste it as it was cooked after I had to return home from Gascony, but as Kate says below, it was delicious.
I'm keeping an eye out for it down here and will hopefully find some.

Kate
I hope to find some. Sounds great!

chapot
I hadn't either. The market vendor had several varieties that I had never seen before.

spacedlaw
Maybe it's an old variety that is making a comeback? I'm going to try to find it at the markets here in the Languedoc.