[Sca-cooks] Weird American food?
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Jul 18 05:08:57 PDT 2008
> -pumpkin pie: I've had it, and it was yummy, but it's one of those sweet
> vegetable things like chocolate and beetroot cake, that you don't see how
> it ever occurred to anyone to try. Here pumpkin is pretty much only a
> vegetable, for soup, pasta filling, or baked with a lamb roast. The only
> sweet exception is the Queensland specialty, pumpkin scones.
> Melbourne, Australia/Krae Glas, Lochac
Purely as a guess, pumpkin pie began as an Elizabethean "thang" in the New
World as a replacement for some of the pie stuffs the colonists had left
behind. While pumpkin and squashes in general are used in a variety of ways
and pumpkin pie is available year round, most people in the U.S., when you
say "pumpkin," relate it to the pumpkin pie served as a treat between
Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
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