Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Product of the week - Chayote squash

Yes Australians, this is the humble choko. When I was hawking fruit in Bethlehem during the nativity someone asked me what this strange green fruit was. I said choko! And got some strange looks! I was pretty surprised to see one as I hadn't seen any since we moved here. It seems that the choko has many names. The main one used here is 'chayote squash' and it is grown in Costa Rica. It is apparently a staple of the Mexican diet and I'm surprised we haven't come across it sooner. Not that we have missed it in anyway given that it tastes like... nothing!

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