Mr. Joe challenged student teacher Ms. Tessa to a cook-off. The secret ingredient? Inclusions garden zucchini. In one corner, Chef Joe made zucchini sticks. Chef Tessa, in the opposing corner, created a caponata, which also incorporated the controversial avocado “winter” squash.


Ms. Tessa’s Caponata


Mr. Joe’s zucchini sticks



Students judged each dish for appearance, taste, and texture. Here’s how the scores stacked up:






Zucchini sticks won, clearly. Not too surprising if they were fried… Lets see some recipes, contestants!  And does anyone want to challenge Mr. Joe, perhaps with the eggplants that will be ripe any day now??!?!?    –Denise Maher

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