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Indigenous Eating: Chilacayote

cheel-a-ka-YO-teh Indigenous Species: Curcubita ficifolia The genus Curcubita includes the edible-skinned summer squash, the pumpkins, and gourds. All are indigenous to the New World. The name of this particular variety is derived from the Nahuatl word: Tzilacayotli, and while its actual location of origin is not known to a certainty, the names it is called by in …

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The Cook, the Table and the Farmer

Agriculture starts with seeds and ends on the plate. The cook stands in the middle. By influencing our food habits to become more respectful of family farmers, cooks have the potential to be great “shakers”. ~Phrang Roy Article in full, here. “Link biodiversity with the pleasures of food” by Janneke Brull

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