I have grown those gourds but I have done nothing with them! The vines are good shade over my chicken run in the heat of the summer.
I did however grow cucuzzi last year which is technically a gourd I believe. They are fantastic! Eat them like a zucchini type of option..only they are huge! The leaves are edible and quite good I thought. And best of all for me..the squash bugs want nothing to do with them!
I did discover just last week that they are definitely not particularly storable. I’m guessing that’s the gourd difference? I picked one up and it weighed a fraction of what it did off the vine. I cut it open and it was all dried up and one of the seeds had sprouted inside.
Anyway I’m really excited to give them a go again this year. I’m going to put up a sizable trellis for them in the full sun part of my garden.