Saturday, 6 October 2012

Chioggia for Thanksgiving

Chioggia is a lovely island off of Venice, where, unfortunately, I am not.  However, the Marina di Chioggia is also a heirloom Italian squash, which we grew in the front yard, inspired by Barbara Kingsolver's rhapsodizing about it in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  It is also apparently called the "sea pumpkin", which seems odd, but appropriate for Venice.  The mature Chioggia is the big lumpy warty one in the back, dwarfing our normal pumpkin, with an adolescent Chioggia to the left.  

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