Fritters, omelets and stir-fries are some examples of dishes that can be made with cambuquira, that is, the shoots, flowers and young leaves of the squash vine, which may end up going to waste, for lack of information. For some people, the flavor is reminiscent of spinach. Together with fresh corn, it is the main ingredient of a very traditional recipe from the countryside of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, the Sopa de cambuquira or Buré, preferably cooked in a wood-burning stove, and sometimes served with crumbled fried sausage. In some versions, it is made with corn flour; in others, it is cooked until it gets thicker and served as a side for stewed chicken or pork ribs.