Synopses & Reviews
The expansive squash family includes a host of versatile gourds just waiting for a creative cooks touch. Summer varieties fill gardens and overflow market tables; hardy late-season types nourish us through the winter. The burning question: what to do with all this squash?
Smitten with Squash celebrates this underappreciated vegetable, whose long-lasting season ranges from the June-August staples of zucchini and summer squash through autumns piles of butternut, carnival, and red kuri, just to name a few.Knowledgeable and imaginative guide Amanda Paa describes the very American roots of squash, introduces readers to the vast assortment available at midwestern farmers markets, and, best of all, offers seventy-five inventive ways to enjoy squash for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Golden Curried Squash Hummus; Cherry Tomato, Zucchini, and Blue Cheese Galette; Moroccan Lamb and QuinoaStuffed Acorn Squash; and Sweet Delicata Pie with Pecan Praline are just a few of the flavorful combinations that will inspire cooks to move beyond classic preparations of squash. Looking to explore the tasty possibilities of these often-overlooked gourds? This book is the only one you need.
Amanda Paa is a passionate tastemaker, self-taught cook, and author of the blog Heartbeet Kitchen. When shes not mincing or chopping her favorite vegetables from the farmers market, she works as a corporate digital media strategist in Minneapolis.
Expand your squash repertoire: this abundant vegetable spans the seasons, offering a delicious base on which to build inspired multicultural dishes, bringing forth assertive flavors from savory to sweet.