Summer squash -- from zucchini to pattypans -- get a bad rap. They grow like crazy (what home gardener hasn't discovered a baseball bat-sized squash hiding in their garden in late August?) and produce squash for as long as the weather holds, which means the harvest keeps on coming. Jokes about ditching baskets of zucchini on your hapless neighbors' doorsteps aside, there's a lot to love about the much-maligned cucurbit.
Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw eats a mostly raw, vegan diet without losing time, money, or her sanity. Let her show you how to make "rabbit food" taste delicious and satisfying every other Thursday on Food52. Today: Gena converts us to the delicious, versatile convenience of veggie burgers with a recipe for Zucchini Quinoa Burgers.
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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