Winter Squash, Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
Another winner of the Slow Food's Ark of Taste list. Long Island Cheese Pumpkins are a local variety celebrated throughout New York in the last couple of yearsÑand rightly so! First described as early as 1806 by Bernard McMahon in Philadelphia, it is a fantastic pie squash producing 6-to-10 lbs fruit with a fine, thin rind and light ribbing. It preserves in cool dark spaces, and tastes so sweet. Grow a lot and save some for those winter soups!