I don’t think I’d ever eaten a marrow before until now. It’s one of those vegetables that everyone has heard of but you just don’t see for sale anywhere, or at least not in supermarkets these days. I imagine it was different in the past. Marrows were probably one of those vegetables people lived off. Also, why pick them as courgettes when you could wait a couple of weeks and have 6 times the amount of food? Maybe that’s why they have somehow fallen out of favour in recent years.
The only reason I ended up with this marrow was that I was looking for courgettes to pick at Garsons pick-your-own but it seemed everyone else had got there first. There were almost no courgettes but quite a lot of marrows. It seems that even when you can pick them yourself they suffer in the popularity stakes. I decided I should get one to try, but I have to admit to keeping it in the fridge for almost a week before I could decide what to do with it.