I wouldn’t say I hate winter squash, as in the way former president George Bush famously hates broccoli.
It’s not something on my regular grocery list either.
Is it the texture I don’t care for? Partly, yes. I also find winter squash to be, well, stodgy. My tastes in vegetables, even on the dreariest winter day, run to lighter flavors and greener colors. Give me some stir-fried beans or kale any time, especially with a smashed garlic clove and a squeeze of lemon….