Zucca Disfatta

Melted Golden Squash

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Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

The yellow-orange squash of the Veneto is commonly called zucca barucca. For Jews, barucca is related to baruch, the Hebrew word for “blessed.” Non-Jewish Italians say this name is dialect for verruca, meaning bumpy and wartlike, describing the outer peel of the squash. What we do know for sure is that there are many Italian Jewish (as well as Spanish and Moroccan Jewish) recipes that call for the zucca barucca, the pumpkin squash that was brought to Italy