Title : METTITELO IN ZUCCA
50 recipes with the vegetable of fables
Maker of product: Gian Marco Mazzanti
n° pages: 64
Though born in America, here in Europe, it has found more than a spiritual home. In the five hundred years since its arrival here, it has put down solid roots, giving birth to a long and tasty lineage, and an endless number of fables and legends. King of autumn markets, a merry and colourful note whether long or round, even before satisfying the palate, it feeds childhood fantasies, from Cinderella’s carriage to the diabolical masks of Halloween. A food with a good vitamin and sugar content, every part of squash is used, including the rind, which is cleaned out, dried and transformed into water-flasks, and the seeds, which are considered precious for inflammations of the urinary tract and for insomnia. Highly recommended by physicians and dieticians, it has also been ennobled by haute cuisine, rising in status from a humble food to its present status.