Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | October 13, 2012

Ingredients for “An Excellent Pottage”

Pounded venison, hominy corn, Shackamaxon beans, dried squash and boiled chestniuts

From the top of the bowl clockwise are all the ingredients that John Heckewelder documented the Lenape using for an excellent pottage:  dried venison pounded, hominy corn, dried beans, dried squash and chestnuts.

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  1. Can you buy dried squash from any company? What kind of squash was it? Scott Goodlow

    On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM, Bites of Food History wrote:

    > ** > hearttohearthcookery posted: ” Pounded venison, hominy corn, Shackamaxon > beans, dried squash and boiled chestniuts From the top of the > bowl clockwise are all the ingredients that John Heckewelder documented the > L”

    • Scott, I am not aware of any dried squash available to purchase. It is very easy to dry and I have used a combination of all the varieties I have dried as Askutasquash (Algonkian) comes in “several colors”.


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