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Interchangeable with other summer squashes in recipes, try yellow crooknecks raw--sliced into ribbons in salads or sandwiches--or grated into breads or fritters, sliced and sauteed, pureed into soups or smoothies and stuffed with whole grain bread crumbs and cheese.
Fast forward four or five thousand years to eastern North America, where a second group of Native Americans domesticated another gourd--the Ozark Wild Gourd--and created a whole new line of pepo squashes, possessing green, white, and yellow skin colors and a vast array of fruit types.