[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Fri Aug 21 12:19:46 PDT 2009

>When I run the Old World/New World game, cooks playing the game and 
>I get into the discussion of which food was the easiest sell. 
>Answer:  the one that closely resembled what they already had.  IE, 
>turkeys for bustards, pumpkins for pompions.

What "pompions" are you thinking of? The old world gourd I'm familiar 
with, lageneria, is more like a squash than a pumkin, at least in the 
varieties I've found.

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