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Happy National Zucchini Day! August 8th..Zucchini Recipes

By Marialiberati

National Zucchini Day (August 8)

August 8th is National Zucchini Day. Celebrate with these tips and a recipe from Gourmand World Award Winning Chef Maria Liberati. Please feel free to use this article as is., with credit given to additional comments, an interview, or photos please reach out to me at  [email protected] 

Have a great week!


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Danasha Wise: Guest Blogger

Did you know that zucchini was a fruit?  Well, now you do! But if you’re a gardener, you most likely knew this already. But in a culinary context, it is treated as a vegetable and normally cooked alongside savory dishes. The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash. Zucchini grows in abundance and ready for harvest in August.  Zucchini growers also know that one plant of zucchini allows you to share this wonderful treat! This versatile fruit is a relative of the cucumber and the melon. For the best tasting zucchini’s, it is always best to choose a small or medium sized zucchini.

Nutritionally, it’s low in saturated fat and sodium and very low in cholesterol. It’s also a very good source of dietary fiber. A zucchini has more potassium than a banana! Instead of banana bread, zucchini bread is a delicious option.

To celebrate National Zucchini Day, plan a dinner menu full of this healthy vegetable! Grill it, bake it into bread, or add it to a salad.

If you need a quick, easy, and delicious recipe to celebrate today’s holiday check out Celebrity chef Maria Liberati’s recipe for an organic Zucchini Frittata here:

Well, the zucchini is on the stove, I got to go. How will you enjoy your zucchini on National Zucchini Day?

Bon appétit!

Celebrity Chef/Award Winning Author-blogger Maria Liberati is the author of the Gourmand World Award Winning book series The Basic Art of Italian Cooking. She is executive editor of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati and blog at winner of culinary travel blog of the year 2013 by the NY Travel Writers’ Society, and with 300,000 worldwide subscribers

*July 21st Saturday at 4 PM- Mid Summer Tuscan Picnic with Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati at Casa Casale in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA.  A 4 course Tuscan Picnic with cooking demo, presentation and book signing Fee $85. Spaces limited call Casa Casale at 215-794-1474 to reserve now

*August 18th, Saturday 4 PM an Italian barbecue to celebrate Ferr’Agosto and the end of summer.. 4-course Italian barbecue, demo, presentation and book signing-$85 fee. Spaces limited call Casa Casale at 215-794-1474 to reserve your spot now.

Get your copy of the Gourmand World Award Winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition for more great recipes

Happy National Zucchini Day! August 8th..Zucchini Recipes

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