Thursday, August 03, 2006

Do you know what this is?



Yes it is a cucumber. But do you know what kind of cucumber? It's a Persian cucumber. I found it while doing grocery shopping at a new supermarket. I like finding and trying different foods so I decided to learn more about them.
Persian cucumbers to me taste more cucumbery. They're also a little thinner than Kirby's which sort of look like little green eggplants to me. Thin on top a little wide on the bottom. Persian cucumbers are also seedless and don't really have to be peeled. Of course you wash them but the skin is quite mild. Their skin also isn't bumpy like a Kirby's is.

8 comments:

Jesser said...

Mmmm... cucumbery. If we had anything besides normal grocery stores around here, I'd try to check it out, but alas ...

foodiechickie said...

Surprisingly I did find it at a regular supermarket. Just one I hadn't been to before. I wish I could send you some but I don't know how they would mail.

Mike said...

Persian? So does that mean they originate from Iran?

foodiechickie said...

Originally yes. They're also Japanese cucumbers, and English cucumbers. A few different varities.

Mike said...

But I think the Japanese cucumber has less girth and is shorter than the American cucumber ;-)

foodiechickie said...

Really? The ones I've seen on the cucumber sites show the English and Japanese cucumber the same long size and shape.

Mike said...

I actually don't know about the size of Japanese cucumbers. It was my attempt at a tacky penis size joke.

foodiechickie said...

LOOOOOOL!!!