Saturday, July 14, 2012

Zucchini Primer - Choose, Store, Enjoy!

Ratatouille is an easy and delicious use for the abundance of zucchini at local farmer's markets.


Summer blesses us with a bounty of vegetables, foremost of which may be zucchini. Browse any farmer's market; you'll quickly see that there are many varieties from which to choose.

Russ Parsons, LA Times, Daily Dish offers a brief primer on common varieties, which to choose and how to cook zucchini.
How to choose: Look for zucchini that are small to medium-sized (no longer than 6 to 8 inches). They should be firm and free of nicks and cuts. Really fresh zucchini will bristle with tiny hairs.

How to store: Keep zucchini tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.

Ratatouille Ratatouilleis our favorite way to enjoy zucchini in its season.

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