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​​A squash and mushroom tart that uses what you’ve got

By Alicia Kennedy

Photos by Steph Segarra

The months of September and October should be the best time for mushroom foraging in Puerto Rico, but it’s also hurricane season, and Fiona just came ripping through. The Category 1 storm hit the archipelago with a destructive force worth much more than its 115 mph winds; in the five years since Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, caused incredible death and destruction, there has not been sufficient work done to build resilient infrastructure — from energy to transportation to agriculture. Instead, the local government and the United States’ colonial fiscal control board have relied upon the resilience of the people to see themselves through disaster. 

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