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(Yahoo)   For at least 10,000 years, kids in Peru have really hated the vegetable that Mom served for dinner   ( divider line
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2007-06-29 08:47:54 AM  
I still squash today. Of all the native plants that could have agriculturally domesticated, WHY did they have to start with squash?
2007-06-29 10:28:03 AM  
We had this vegetable for dinner every Sunday when I was a kid. I hated it! I finally got so tired of it that I suffocated him with a pillow and threw the tubroom sink through the window and ran off.
2007-06-29 10:45:17 AM  
Man On A Mission: I still squash today.

I haven't squashed since I was a kid.

On an unrelated note, I like baked squash, like butternut or banana squash. Don't care as much for zucchini or summer squash, though.
2007-06-29 10:46:45 AM  
I still "hate" squash.

/ dyslexics of the world, untie!
2007-06-29 11:23:01 AM  
Acorn squash?


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Squirrel please!
2007-06-29 11:25:10 AM  
Butternut squash, water, butter, salt, 20 minutes in the microwave, yum.
2007-06-29 11:25:56 AM  
That reminds me, I haven't played squash in a while...

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2007-06-29 11:26:15 AM  
I love squash. Your mother probably just didn't put enough butter and maple syrup on it, subby!

I guess I should've tried to give her a cooking lesson the last time I was over at her house getting serviced.
2007-06-29 11:27:04 AM  
I love squash, what's wrong with you people?
2007-06-29 11:27:54 AM  
Some squash is yummy.

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2007-06-29 11:28:06 AM  
Adman12: I guess I should've tried to give her a cooking lesson the last time I was over at her house getting serviced.

Was that you leaving as I was showing up?
2007-06-29 11:28:11 AM  
Butternut squash. Cut in half, salt, pepper, splash of olive oil, hot over for a bout an hour. Divine. Works even better with acorn squash.

But then my mother never served it when I was a kid, I don't think we got them in the UK, and I discovered it for myself.
2007-06-29 11:28:24 AM  
I thought they were all breastfed until they're like 10 or something.

/ I love free milk
// I was breastfed by my grndmother
/// I still like to buy milk after its expiring date.
2007-06-29 11:31:08 AM  
The Earth isn't that old.
2007-06-29 11:31:37 AM Full Size

FTFA: Evidence that squash was being grown nearly 10,000 years ago, in what is now Peru, is reported in Friday's edition of the journal Science.

/some of my best friends, and some family, are vegetables.
2007-06-29 11:32:32 AM  
All kidding aside, what's important about findings like these is that they indicate that the agricultural revolution in the Americas is as old as the ones in the "Old World", and perhaps even older. While the American peoples may not have developed technologies as flashy or deadly as Europeans, Africans and Asians, their agricultural accomplishments put the rest of the world to shame.

Just try to go a week without eating any new world foods, like potatoes, tomatoes, corn, most beans, squash, peppers, etc. It would truly suck.

(I also love bison and turkey, but while the latter was domesticated, the former was just kept wild in wide-open game reserves. I've never eaten guinea pig...)
2007-06-29 11:32:49 AM  


/Trading Places, anyone???
2007-06-29 11:33:18 AM  
I just wanted to say I really like lima beans.
2007-06-29 11:33:27 AM  
A Lunatic: Was that you leaving as I was showing up?

Sorry about the cream pie.
2007-06-29 11:33:59 AM  
Dyslexic - I don't think it means...
2007-06-29 11:34:10 AM Full Size
2007-06-29 11:34:19 AM Full Size

Spaghetti squash FTW!
2007-06-29 11:35:16 AM  
Adman12 - you should read the book "1492" - you will be amazed. I guarantee you will like it.
2007-06-29 11:35:51 AM  
er, that's "1491", can't farking type today.
2007-06-29 11:35:56 AM  
My 9mo son loves squash, like even more than apple sauce or the fruit medly shiat.
2007-06-29 11:37:48 AM  
dhudd: Adman12 - you should read the book "1492" - you will be amazed. I guarantee you will like it.

It's "1491", and I recently finished it. But a lot of the stuff in it was also in Guns, Germs, and Steel, as well as a lot of pop science articles I've been seeing around. (This stuff is kind of a hobby.)
2007-06-29 11:38:18 AM  
I thought Peru was for potatoes. That's all I can remember from the agriculture class I took sophomore year at IU, "Life Through the Eyes of a Potato," anyway.
2007-06-29 11:38:39 AM  
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Squash Thread!
2007-06-29 11:40:31 AM  
FTFA: "peanuts from 7,600 years ago and cotton dated to 5,500 years ago"

I read this and thought to myself, "Cotton dated? I thought they used carbon for that."
2007-06-29 11:41:24 AM  
Squash and Guinea Pig. I'll go around Peru if I'm ever down there.
2007-06-29 11:42:10 AM  
LightGiver: Squash Thread!

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Zucca? La colpirei!
2007-06-29 11:42:46 AM  
IdBeCrazyIf: Don't worry, both my kids loved squash when they were infants. Trust me they will grow out of it once they are onto more solid foods and they won't touch it again..
2007-06-29 11:45:40 AM  
no way!

10,000 years?

bah, we all know the Earth is only 5,000 years old!
2007-06-29 11:46:15 AM  
A Lunatic: /// I still like to buy milk after its expiring date.

You sick bastard!!!
I'm calling someone!
/Could be Jack Bauer, or McGyver, or Clint Eastwood, or Arnold Schwar-
//Wait, I can't spell that. I guess he's off the list...
2007-06-29 11:46:36 AM  
Consider that kids 10,000 years ago didn't have some kind of awful Mcdonalds-ass, crap food standard to hate squash against. :)
2007-06-29 11:46:56 AM  
Squash. Delicious, and one of the noble musical fruits (er... vegetables).
2007-06-29 11:47:55 AM  
IdBeCrazyIf : My 9mo son loves squash, like even more than apple sauce or the fruit medly shiat.

So my grandfather had a gentleman's farm when I was born. Since the squash was free, mom made a bunch, froze it and fed it to me. I Turned orangish.

Moral of the story? Vary your toddler's diet.
2007-06-29 11:51:05 AM  
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And for a few weeks they have been a little annoyed at Cameron Diaz.
2007-06-29 11:56:04 AM  
I don't think my mom ever served squash. She must not have been a fan. But maybe I'll try it. I'm on a vegetable kick these days anyhow.
2007-06-29 11:58:20 AM  
still didn't have the wheel.
2007-06-29 12:04:41 PM  
yeah, but didn't they cultivate the coca plant like 11,000 years ago?

oh, wait, if they did that they never would have been hungry enough to develop agriculture.
2007-06-29 12:07:49 PM  
My mom made excellent acorn squash when I was a kid. Served it with plenty of salt, butter and some sweet spice in it. Still haven't been able to match it.

Also tasted a WONDERFUL zucchini dish at a restaurant once. I'm sure it had 500+ calories with all that butter and herbs it was floating in, but I took thirds.

Personal opinion: If you are served a badly cooked portion of a vegetable as a kid (including but not limited to blandness) as an introduction and/or on a regular basis, you'll probably have such a bad memory of that vegetable not to be open to really tasting different ways of preparing it as an adult.
2007-06-29 12:13:07 PM  
MuttsCutss - that's not accurate - they had the wheel, but only used it as a toy; they didn't need it as a tool because labor was cheap and willing.
2007-06-29 12:18:18 PM  
the latest issue of national Geo has an awesome article on the conquest of the new world by, among other things, worms and bees from Europe.
2007-06-29 12:19:01 PM  
Squash is a fruit!

And so is Ketchup!

/and so am I?
2007-06-29 12:21:07 PM  
drunkenmidnight: bah, we all know the Earth is only 5,000 years old!

Dammit, I came in here to say that.
2007-06-29 12:30:51 PM  
Vegetables are hard to eat. The wheelchairs always get in the way.
2007-06-29 12:33:32 PM  
Ummmm..... I don't think so!

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2007-06-29 12:36:31 PM  
Squash is the only food that makes me involuntarily gag.
2007-06-29 12:37:48 PM  

You're forgetting to peel them first.
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