The art of being Californian, it seems, is to cultivate a loose-limbed insouciance while secretly working away like a frantic ant.

--Richard Fortey The Earth: An Intimate History

Monday, November 27, 2006

Unidentified Squash

I need help.

A few weeks ago, my CSA delivered the pictured squash. I know I can cook it pretty much like you'd cook any other winter squash, but I'd like to know what it is. I thought it was an acorn squash, but it doesn't look exactly like the acorn squash I see at Henry's. Can anyone identify this mystery squash?

I will send you a rare copy of A Confederacy of Dunces signed by the author if you are the first to name this squash.


  1. ...hard to tell without the dimensions posted, but I would guess it a hybrid varietal of acorn known as "table ace". If smaller it could also be "table queen". Ignatious Reilly is almost certainly furiously scribbling his revenge on a Big Chief notebook...

  2. I like the me vs. chard score, that is very cool. do you win or lose, and how does chard win or lose?
    Tell that husband of yours to be more thoughtful in the future. The "little dictator" piece is hilarious.