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5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Winter Squash

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Put winter squash where it belongs -- in the spotlight.

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Every autumn, with jack-o'-lanterns and Thanksgiving pies on the horizon, the traditional orange pumpkin consistently wins the winter squash popularity contest. But what about its oddly-shaped, knobby-skinned peers? We think they deserve recognition, too. Soup, cake, hummus, pasta, curry, even your breakfast toast -- let squash shine in as many meals as possible this season. (After you read these links, that is.)

• A helpful primer on the different types of winter squash. (Food52.)

• Keep this visual guide on you at all times and you’ll never have to wonder what you’re buying at the market again. (Epicurious.)

• Whether you’re roasting, puréeing, or stuffing squash, you'll want to read these cooking tips. (Eatocracy.)

• Watch how to prepare, peel, and cut everyone’s other favorite winter squash. (America’s Test Kitchen.)

• After all of this cooking, you’ll be left with a lot of seeds. Here’s how to roast them. (The Kitchn.)

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