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


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"

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.

I hope to find some. Sounds great!

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

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.