Thursday, 31 October 2013

Photo du jour: 31 Octobre 2013


These colorful squashes, which I picked up at the market, are everywhere in Paris at this time of year, mostly used in flower arrangements and displays. They are collectively known as 'coloquintes' ('colocynths' in English). Prized in the Ancient World, today they are mostly used for decoration since culinary uses are limited—they are most effective as medicines—but they look amazing as a table centre for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any autumn occasion. 

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