When autumn rolls around, winter squashes come into season. Farm stands and farmers’ markets may offer many varieties of squashes of different sizes, shapes, and colors, but their appearance doesn’t hint at how their flavors and textures compare, or which types are best suited to various cooking methods. Brush up on squash taxonomy with these handy guides: All About Pumpkins offers descriptions of dozens of varieties of winter squashes and heirloom pumpkins, while this guide includes both descriptions and photos of over 40 varieties of winter squashes, making identification of your market haul easy.

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