Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Summer Vegetable?

August  3, 2012

You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

Summer is finally here and the getting is good at the farmers' market -- it seems like everything worth eating is in season! Our original question for this week's group post was What is your favorite summer vegetable? Once people started answering, though, the favorites began to emerge. Sure, maybe Kristen picked radishes, and Amanda picked Roma beans, but the rest of us basically kept to the same favorites.

Here they are below. What is our list missing? What are your favorites? Tell us in the comments!

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1. Tomatoes: Merrill, Stephanie, Christina, Kenzi, Brette, Michael, Nozlee

Michael: Especially Sungolds.

2. Corn: Peter, Merrill, Kenzi, Rachel

Peter: At the risk of offending the tomatoes and lemon cucumbers, I'm going to go with plain, old corn on the cob (though technically, I think it's a grain, not a vegetable). I think there's nothing that screams "Summer!" like biting into a juicy, just-barely-steamed, touch of butter and dash of salt ear of sweet corn.

3. Zucchini: Jennifer, Nozlee, Jenny, Kenzi

Jennifer: Don't forget squash blossoms!
Jenny: I will speak in defense of zucchini.

4. Eggplant: Michael, Christina, Rachel

Rachel: Especially for cooking Indian food!

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Kathryn C. August 5, 2012
I love baby patty pan squash - the size of a quarter or a dime. Amazing when steamed! Same with tiny zucchini and summer squash!
Sugar &. August 3, 2012
I love corn & cucumbers.