My Greek landlords have a beautiful, lush garden in our backyard, where they grow these unusual squash. They hang down from a trellis over the driveway and some get to be quite large. They generously presented me with one of these monsters, but they don't speak much English, so all I got was, "You cook? Yes. Big squash!" What is this lovely thing and how do I cook it?
Sent by Emily
Emily, wow! That is a stunner of a squash! My guess is that it isn't much different than zucchini or summer squash; it sounds like it grows rather like zucchini. I would cut it up, taste it, and see how it is raw, then proceed from there — grill it, roast it, or bake it into bread.
Readers, have you ever seen a squash like this?
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