The versatility of the cucumber

08/5/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Cucumbers are good for more than just salads, and the Chicago Tribune offers suggestions for taking advantage of their versatility. Use them in drinks or even cook them -- just don't overcook them. "When I attended La Varenne cooking school in Paris, we used to saute cucumbers in butter -- cut into tiny footballs -- and eat as you would zucchini," one cookbook author said.

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