[Sca-cooks] Butternut squash?
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sat Aug 25 18:49:49 PDT 2007
A little postscript, prior to 1492, squash refers to bottle gourds. After
1492, squash can be interpreted as bottle gourds or New World squash. Based
on Leonard Fuchs's Herbal of 1543, New World squash were fairly widely
spread around the Mediterranean by mid-century and they appear in a number
of Italian paintings before the end of the century.
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