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5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Pumpkin

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen -- or in the pumpkin patch. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: How to cook with October’s mascot -- pumpkin. 


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If each month had a mascot, the pumpkin would certainly be October’s. Its appearance signals the start of costume planning and candy hoarding. It shines in pie, bread, mashed potatoes, pasta -- it’s as versatile as it is festive. If you thought pumpkins were just for carving, these links will show you the light.

  • To get you started, a guide to all things pumpkin. (Epicurious.)
  • A little insight as to why Americans go absolutely crazy for pumpkin and pumpkin-flavored everything. (NPR.)
  • Forget the canned stuff. DIY pumpkin purée is where it’s at. (Food52.)
  • Utilize every part of the pumpkin by saving the seeds for later. Here are 10 things to do with them. (Bon Appétit.)

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