My friend Claire and I visited the Wallingford farmer's market yesterday and picked up some different kinds of zucchinis to try. The farmer totally sold us on the flavor of these... I'm sure he laughed at what easy targets we were. I always thought zucchini was a vegetable but according to Wikipedia (of course the last source on everything), "the zucchini is an immature fruit, being the swollen ovary of the female zucchini flower." Too graphic for 10 a.m.?
Verde Chiaro d'Italia - a fancy schmancy name for a sweeter variety than the typical zucchini
Pattypan squash, or what I shall now refer to as UFO squash