When European explorers came to the Americas, squash was one of the three main foods the Native Americans used, together with beans and corn. They had never seen them before, and they thought they were melons.
Squash seeds have been found in Archeological digs in Mexico, dating back between 9000 and 4000 B.C. Christopher Columbus brought squash seeds back to Europe during his explorations. The Zucchini as we know it however wasn’t used in this form probably until the late 1800’s, in Italy probably near Milan, because many of the varieties are named after cities.
1 Zucchini (preferably a younger one – 8in or less)
7 oz. Grated Grana Padano
2tbsp Almond Flour
1. Preheat oven 350
2. Cut zucchini into thin slices
3. Mix cheese and almond flour in a bowl
4. Cover each slice with the mix
5. Make piles of 3 slices
6. Place them on an oven tray over parchment paper
7. Bake for 25 minutes, eat hot.
Marta Díaz Megías was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and is as an official Translator/Interpreter from the Catholic University of Paris. She has always had a personal passion for cooking and started her own catering company in Madrid, and taught cooking courses for several years as well. Marta now lives in Southern California and loves promoting Spanish cuisine.