[Sca-cooks] cookbook - need some help

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Nov 9 12:11:42 PST 2007

Prior to the introduction of New World cucurbits, pumpkin referred to a 
similarly shaped gourd.  The New World squashes replaced the Old World 
gourds during the 16th Century.


I was recently perusing an on-line version of "The Medieval Kitchen" and I 
noticed several recipies that involved squash an pumpkin.  I had always 
thought that squash was a new world food that did not reach Europe before 
the Renaisance.  Was I wrong about that?


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