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Zucchini that were harvested late, that gave them the time needed (probably a couple weeks) to grow into zucchetti.

It is indeed part of Swiss German, but just like zucchini the word sounds very Italian to me. Both's spelling follows Italian rules.
So if I understand correctly:

Zucchini (Swiss German) = Courgette (British English) = Zucchini (American English)
Zuchetti (Swiss German) = Marrow (English)
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Re: Consistently bad quality in Migros

My favourite vegetable word in German is Chabis. It has three meanings.

1)vegetable
2) breasts
3) bullsh%t

Edit: Swiss German, of course

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Old 15.08.2021, 12:08
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Curley meant to write zucchini (no t), which is american-speak for courgette.
Zucchini is also Italian for zucchini.

Courgette is French for zucchini.

Zucchini is plural, one is a zucchina.

It is derived from 'zucca' (pumpkin), and means a small pumkin.

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Old 15.08.2021, 12:24
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Re: Consistently bad quality in Migros

It is also slang for wealthy Swiss Germans who retire in Ticino, and are resistant to the local culture or language.
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My favourite vegetable word in German is Chabis. It has three meanings.

1)vegetable
2) breasts
3) bullsh%t
Obviously, Ive lead a sheltered life as Ive never heard #2 before
To my dismay, this meaning has been confirmed as valid. While Im not keen on Bruxelles Sprouts as such, Id prefer the implied symbolism any day
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It is also slang for wealthy Swiss Germans who retire in Ticino, and are resistant to the local culture or language.
Will gladly defer to Tom as our local specialist but would suggest that wealth, retirement etc. have less bearing that plain and simple origin from Svizzera Interna w/o at least passable local language.
BTW: anyone know the term annoying Romands are dismissed with in TI?
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BTW: anyone know the term annoying Romands are dismissed with in TI?
Also zucchini.

Everyone from north of the Alps is the same for us, we do NOT descriminate!

For us, it's ALL "Svizzera Interna"!

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So if I understand correctly:

Zucchini (Swiss German) = Courgette (British English) = Zucchini (American English)
Zuchetti (Swiss German) = Marrow (English)
Probably correct, "probably" because this beats my English and I need to rely on DuckDuckGo.

Another way to put it is:
Zucchini < ~0.3kg
Zucchetti > ~0.5kg (can be 2kg or more, depends on the amount of rain during the final weeks)

I've never really thought about it because the difference is usually self-evident, but seeds my be the "real" criterium (has seeds therefore it's a Zucchetti, otherwise a Zucchini). However that's not visible from outside, and weight is the next-best measure.
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Also zucchini.

Everyone from north of the Alps is the same for us, we do NOT descriminate!

For us, it's ALL "Svizzera Interna"!

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Disagree! This is double discrimination! Being thrown in the same basket as les Totos must really hurt
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Disagree! This is double discrimination! Being thrown in the same basket as les Totos must really hurt
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I've never really thought about it because the difference is usually self-evident, but seeds my be the "real" criterium (has seeds therefore it's a Zucchetti, otherwise a Zucchini). However that's not visible from outside, and weight is the next-best measure.
Size is what counts (and seeds, a bit)

https://www.swissmilk.ch/de/rezepte-...und-zucchetti/
What is the difference between zucchini and zucchetti?

The only difference between zucchini and zucchetti is the size:

If the fruits are harvested early and have a length of 10-15cm, then they are called zucchini. Larger specimens are called zucchetti.
There is no difference in taste between the two.
However, the larger the fruit, the greater the proportion of seeds.

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Old 15.08.2021, 16:10
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Re: Consistently bad quality in Migros

They are zucchini in Italian regardless of size.

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They are zucchini in Italian regardless of size.

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Size doesn't matter in Italian
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Size is what counts (and seeds, a bit)

https://www.swissmilk.ch/de/rezepte-...und-zucchetti/
I trust that SwissMILK know their way around when it comes to dairy stuff.

Fruit and veggies however aren't dairy.
That doesn't mean they're wrong. Nor am I claiming that my speculation is true, the lack of such a claim is the very nature of one.

Nonetheless they're not what I'd call a reliable source in this matter, or who I'd rely on.
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Size doesn't matter in Italian
Size matters in any language
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Does that apply to the Zucchini? I would have thought they're bisexual.
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Does that apply to the Zucchini? I would have thought they're bisexual.
Well, they are German Swiss, never have asked if they are bisex.

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Re: Consistently bad quality in Migros

Mine can't walk, Tom. Nor do they talk.
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Re: Consistently bad quality in Migros

After I caused such a long discussion by mentioning Zucchetti, I just realized that when I don't think about it and just write it on my shopping list I too write Zucchini.

Sorry for that
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Re: Consistently bad quality in Migros

It's the season for green beans. And I'm pissed off.
All of the fresh beans I was gonna cook today were covered in black spots. Could have been anything from just ugly to black spot disease.
Last week I couldn't buy any because there were a million of these little flies on the bags.

I was generous about the rotten onions because Migros could - like me - not see that from the outside. But the beans they should have checked.
It's Sunday and my dinner is - non existent now

At the same time I start to wonder, if all these newish veggie problems are due to all this rain this summer. In fact, it's pretty clear they are, no?
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