Pumpkin (Then & Now) - Dori Clayton

This exhibit seeks to look at pumpkin as an ingredient in Caribbean culture, looking at recipes from the 19th c. and the 21st c. Native to the Caribbean, pumpkins and other squash varieties became a staple in the diet to locals and colonizers alike, eventually becoming a staple ground provision for the enslaved. Before looking at this exhibit, check out Pat's exhibit Good Gourd to learn about the long history of pumpkin in the Caribbean. This pumpkin exhibit will show you what recipes were popular in the past, and what of those recipes are still a staple in Jamaican culture today.


Dori Clayton