Revised and updated, The Classic Zucchini Cookbook is like a new book -weighted to the way we eat today, and with a completely reworked format and design. Ninety new recipes have been added, and the existing recipes have been revamped. All-new illustrations have been added. Hundreds of boxes on zucchini and squash varieties; grower profiles; advice on how to select, store, clean, and preserve; fun zucchini lore and facts; and even information on zucchini festivals has been included. What hasn't changed is the core of inspiring, practical, and creative ways to use zucchini - and summer squash, crookneck squash, patty pan squash, and winter squash - in a variety of dishes. The result is a zucchini extravaganza of 225 easy-to-make, through-the-menu recipes. Full of sweet succulence, toothsome crunch, healthful fiber, and delicate flavors, zucchini offers the home cook a wide range of possibilities. Here are finger foods: Spicy Pepitas and Curried Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Salads: Mexican Zucchini Shrimp Salad and Avocado Salad in Zucchini Boats. Entrées: Baked Penne with Summer Squash and Mushrooms and Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash. Breads: Classic Zucchini Bread and Apple-Carrot-Zucchini Muffins. Desserts: Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and Deep, Dark Zucchini Chocolate Cake. So squash your misconceptions. No one at the table will ever complain, "What? Zucchini again?"