Americans love pumpkins; we're obsessed, really.
It's almost to the point of worship.
Who else plans weekends entirely devoted to traveling long distances just to pick out perfectly shaped gourds, carve them with the utmost preparation and care, and then set them alight for the world to see? And all on a designated day no less! There are mountains of the orange orbs displayed along the face of every market, as if the height and beauty of their peaks are proportionately equal to the quality of the establishment. The streets are even littered with them, especially if your neighborhood has a high number of reckless teenagers running about. It is the reason people plan week long festivals, make their living growing and selling the fruit (yes, fruit), and even bake 2,000+ pound pies that will feed at least 3000 people. They are also the reason I will be writing a three week series over at zupas; because pumpkins are the bomb.
check out today's zupas posts where I introduce you to the pumpkin, and then tell you how to make it into a buttery pumpkin biscuit.
and of course, happy weekend.