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We Carve Pumpkins, So Why the Hell Don’t We Cook Them?

Recipes for Halloween and beyond

Pasta with squash.

Almost nobody cooks with fresh pumpkin. We’ll spend hours carving them into ornate jack-o-lanterns, but when it comes time to make pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup or pumpkin whatever, we reach for the can. Halloween is Saturday. Pumpkins abound. If there was ever a time to think about cooking one, it’s now.



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Has published 30 books, including How to Cook Everything and VB6: The Case for Part-Time Veganism. Newsletter at markbittman.com.