Caption: Jess Thomson cracks open a kabocha squash., Credit: Megan Sukys
Image by: Megan Sukys 
Jess Thomson cracks open a kabocha squash. 

Cracking Open the Kabocha Squash

From: KUOW
Length: 12:01

The kabocha squash looks like a small green pumpkin. And with its warty texture, the kabocha isn't terribly inviting to the uninitiated. But food writer Jess Thomson cracks open its nutrition, flavor and aphrodisiac qualities.

Jessandkabocha_small The kabocha squash looks like a small green pumpkin. It's not as popular as the acorn squash or the butternut squash. And with its warty texture, the kabocha isn't terribly inviting to the uninitiated. But the kabocha is nutritious and tasty, and it is revered as an aphrodisiac in some cultures. Jess Thomson is a Seattle food writer and recipe developer. She took on the kabocha and figured out how to make it work with a minimum of work. KUOW's Megan Sukys joined Jess in her kitchen to learn the tricks.

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Piece Description

The kabocha squash looks like a small green pumpkin. It's not as popular as the acorn squash or the butternut squash. And with its warty texture, the kabocha isn't terribly inviting to the uninitiated. But the kabocha is nutritious and tasty, and it is revered as an aphrodisiac in some cultures. Jess Thomson is a Seattle food writer and recipe developer. She took on the kabocha and figured out how to make it work with a minimum of work. KUOW's Megan Sukys joined Jess in her kitchen to learn the tricks.

Broadcast History

11/14/19, KUOW

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

The kabocha squash looks like a small green pumpkin. It's not as popular as the acorn squash or the butternut squash. And with its warty texture, the kabocha isn't terribly inviting to the uninitiated. But the kabocha is nutritious and tasty, and it is revered as an aphrodisiac in some cultures. Jess Thomson is a Seattle food writer and recipe developer. She took on the kabocha and figured out how to make it work with a minimum of work. KUOW's Megan Sukys joined Jess in her kitchen to learn the tricks.

OUTRO:

KUOW's Megan Sukys joined Seattle food writer Jess Thomson in her kitchen to learn the tricks of the kabocha squash. Jess posted her recipe for fried squash at her website, Hogwash.

Related Website

http://jessthomson.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/a-good-fry/