Alabama Humanities Foundation: Cooking in Cotton Country: Squash Casserole

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Date(s) - August 17, 2020
11:00 am

Zoom Room


Cooking in Cotton Country:
Squash Casserole

Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. via Zoom

The humble squash may not have the stuff of legends and ballads like other crops such as King Cotton, or even its big round cousin, the pumpkin, but it has an important place in American history nonetheless.

As one of “Three Sisters” grown by native Americans who gave it the name, “askoot asquash,” the vegetable, native to the Americas, meant survival for native tribes, as well as the European settlers who came later. It was a staple in truck farming that led to the Good Roads Movement, and you can find it to this day in home gardens and farmers’ markets across the South.

Yellow summer squash takes a starring role in Cooking in Cotton Country: Squash Casserole in this virtual Road Scholars presentation. Join AHF Road Scholar Rebekah Davis as she takes you to her garden and then her kitchen to tell you more about the story of squash and show you how to cook up this savory treat just like her grandma used to do.

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