[Sca-cooks] cookbook - need some help
rocas511 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 9 14:01:27 PST 2007
Interesting stuff. Does anyone have any idea how commercially available these old world squashes and pumpkins are?
> From: t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 14:28:41 -0600
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] cookbook - need some help
> New World squashes appear in Leonard Fuch's herbal of 1541. They were
> apparently in use in Europe for some time before that. There is no evidence
> for genus Cucurbita being known in the Old World before Columbus. Cucumis
> and Citrullus (cucumbers and melons, which are a little mixed in taxonomy)
> are both Old World. The Langenaria, the Old World bottle gourds which are
> the Medieval squashes and pumpkins, are found in both the New and Old
> That goes into more detail on the origins of the various species in the
> Gourd family. Yet it does not get into when the New World Gourds were
> introduced into Europe.
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