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Where to find Red Kurri (aka Potimarron or Hokkaido) squash

skwid Nov 25, 2009 06:50 AM

My wife is looking for a squash called Red Kurri (also known as Potimarron or Hokkaido squash) and can't find any. She looked at Berkeley Bowl east and didn't find any. Anyone know where to find these preferably in Oakland or Berkeley? Would Monterey Market have them?


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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: skwid Nov 25, 2009 08:16 AM

    Full Belly Farm has red kuri. They're at the Berkeley Tuesday farmers market.

    I think I saw some at Tercera at the Berkeley Saturday market as well.

    Monterey Market might have them. So might Tokyo Fish.

    We got some in our CSA box. I wasn't very impressed.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 2, 2009 03:42 PM

      Maybe you got a bum squash.

      I just had mine for dinner. I bought it a few weeks back at Berkeley Bowl. Waaaay better and sweeter than butternut squash. It was so sweet and tasty I didn't have to add a thing to it. Just microwaved it for 15 minutes, and mashed it. So good. I'm a fan.

      1. re: rworange
        Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Dec 2, 2009 03:46 PM

        Interesting. Maybe ours was unripe. We'll probably get more later in the season.

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      jeannemarie47 RE: skwid Nov 29, 2009 06:59 PM

      I bought one at the Saturday farmers market in Berkeley yesterday, but it's too beautiful to bake yet. My sister in France says it's delicious pureed and has a delicate chestnut flavor, hence the "marron" in the French name.

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      1. re: jeannemarie47
        skwid RE: jeannemarie47 Nov 30, 2009 06:26 AM

        My wife found one at Monterey Market (thanks Robert) which was also beautiful. She baked it and made a pureed soup with lobster and some brown butter. Really tasty with a Grand Cru White Burgundy.

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        juliapangolin RE: skwid Nov 30, 2009 02:42 PM

        berkeley bowl has had them recently.

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