So gourds, zucchini and squash come from the Americas

@marguicha (91889)
Chile
April 1, 2016 11:09pm CST
I love to read about the ingredients of the food I cook. Today we made the zucchini boats and as I talked about the recipe with Leticia, I wondered why, in my country, they were called "italian squash". The answer was there. Although all squash, gourds and pumpkin come from the Americas, zucchini landed in Italy and it was there that it was developped as we know it know.
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
2 Apr 16
And when I buy frozen vegetables at the grocery store it is interesting to see where they came from.
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@ChrisH09 (280)
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Apr 16
This is some good food culture here. I also like doing research about the things that I am activily involved in, not just cooking. I find that we learn a lot this way, the amount of things I have learned more about from this practice I would of never thought that would of done that.
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@marguicha (91889)
• Chile
2 Apr 16
I have learned about new places, other cultures, you name it! The web is an easy andwonderful place to learn.