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Moi: So I just wanted to mention that while you used butternut squash here, I discovered a squash I didn't know, butterCUP squash, which looks a lot like an acorn squash. It kind of has the consistency of a potato, and tastes something between the butternut squash and a potato. I used it instead of potato in a Nepalese dish (Aloo, tama and bodi, which I adore). I think I like the original with potato better, but this combination is also very good and gives it a lighter flavour.

Michael: Where did you get the buttercup squash?

Moi: I got it at Kensington Fruit Market, across from Essence of Life, but I think it's widely available. When I say "discovered", I just mean in my own repertoire, Columbus-style.

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If you have good buttercup squash recipes, especially curries, please ssend them my way; there doesn't seem to be that many online. I discovered this vegetable by having it in a Thaï curry at the new Sukko Thai on Wellington (as tasty as on Parliament, but a few dollars more expensive, and with WAAAYYYY more tables) and I fell in love immediately.
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[livejournal.com profile] brownfist posts tons of information about the Nepali Maoist insurgency, for those interested. Add him up. It's pretty interesting even if I don't align exceedingly with it.

Mount Everest on Bloor at Spadina-ish makes amazing Nepali (and Indian) food. I don't know about the "authenticity", whatever that is, but it's very very tasty, which is what matters in the end. Yum. The Aloo, Tama and Bodi (potato, bamboo shoots and ginger, not necessarily in that order) dish is very tasty.

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