[Sca-cooks] cookbook - need some help
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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