Friday, August 3, 2012

Zucchini Rules! Zucchini Searches Surge Nearly 200%

Found any zucchini on your doorstep lately? Maybe not, because this summer American home cooks are turning an overabundance of the plump green squash into zucchini bread and zucchini cake in record numbers. Zucchini-related searches on are up 191% YoY and a whopping 49% this week alone (based on external searches). If their garden isn’t peaking ahead of schedule because of all the heat we’ve had, home cooks are stocking up at the farmers’ market and grocery store. Zucchini is always affordable!

What’s everyone making with all this green goodness? To find out, watch the video for Zucchini Bread IV, and check out the most popular recipes, Mom’s Zucchini Bread and Chocolate Zucchini Cake.

Zucchini squash awaiting their turn to become Zucchini Bread--and muffins! (Photo by VOGTIE)
 A luscious Chocolate Zucchini Cake (Photo by sylviabg)

May you find some zucchini this weekend and eat well!

-- Posted by Judith H. Dern