A Mad Experiment

Does it sound too pretentious to call this creation “avant garde?”

I’ll accept any of the usual connotations—from daring and innovative to just plain weird.

As far as kitchen experiments go, the recipe was a surprising success. But in a parade of beloved, more traditional breads, I’m afraid it might need an intellectual term to hide behind.

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The Naked Zucchini

If ever a vegetable could be called infamous, it’s zucchini.

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Poor guy. He didn’t make the superfood list, but he’s still managed to make a name for himself—either trying to end world hunger or terrorizing gardeners everywhere.

Zucchini even has its own holiday. On August 8, Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day offers overwhelmed gardeners an excuse to pass their produce off on someone else.

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