Monday, July 19, 2010

A-Z food fun: Z for zucchini


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The Thai people do not only eat the zucchini, The also eat the flowers and young shoots. These were for sale at the Thai King's birthday at Rocket Park in Mt Albert. Flowers can be deep fried like tempura.

14 comments:

Dar said...

How interesting. Here in the USA, I have only eaten the vegetable and the blossom. I did not realize the root and leaf could also be eaten. Thanks once again for sharing your very interesting culture. My son has been in China the past couple of weeks and commented over and over, how he just loved the food. Everything is so fresh. The only time he gets that here, is when the gardens are doing well in summer. The rest, we must preserve by canning, freezing and drying.
BlessYourHeart

The Japanese Redneck said...

Most of our culture (I for one) didn't know those parts were edible and think they are unusual.

The Thia don't use the fruit and probably think they are not any good.

Differences in the world are amazing.

Ginny said...

I have heard of Tempura frying the flowers, but don't know anyone around here who does it. We usually only eat the zucchini itself, and people are always growing way too much and then giving away lots. they must be very easy to grow, because every year lots of people get stuck with many.

Ginny said...

Thanks for telling me about the volcano, it's really fascinating! If you walk up there, you must be very fit!! Your pictures of Christmas in the park are so good!! You got a real good variety of everything that was there! How exciting that one will be in a magazine!! Which one did he want? I love the angel wings and the blue food cart. Also everyone sitting around eating. When it gets in the magazine, take some pictures of it and show us. You will be a professional photographer!

Titania said...

I like zucchini so I do seldom grow it as the plant is much prone to powdery mildew in my garden. I have cooked fried zucchini flowers. Zucchini or also called Zuchetti are a very versatile vegetable. I do like to cook with it. I sometime find them the greengrocer organically grown.
Thank you for your visits and comments.

Margaret said...

I have seen this on menus at Thai restaurants. I will have to try them. Hope you had fun during out A to Z Mondays. I know I did!

Daisy said...

I didn't know that other parts of the plant could be eaten. How interesting! Happy Monday to you! :)

Ben said...

Wow - I guess nothing gets wasted when you eat most of the plant. I'm always willing (almost always) to try something, so I will have to keep an eye out for this.

Arasu said...

Interesting post about zucchini! It's new to me.

Jen said...

Well as they say all things are good deep fried, but I never thought about flowers.

Diane AZ said...

This is good to know, I'd like to try eating the shoots next time I grow zucchini.

Cassie said...

Hi Ann! We both posted about zucchini...great minds think alike!! I also prefer the young tender zucchini. The photo was from on line, not an original. I never heard of eating the flowers though. Sounds good to me.
Blessings,
Cassie

Mildred said...

This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing. Always a pleasure to visit with you Ann.

Manang Kim said...

I harvested my first zucchini this afternoon and cooked it right away. Check it here Ann,

Cheesy Zucchini