Pumpkin season around the world

For many people, autumn is associated with pumpkin, and therefore fancy drinks with its flavor. Today we want to share the recipes of some popular seasonal foods and reveal the secret of why pumpkin is so popular in the season of fallen leaves.

Why pumpkin?

The answer is quite simple. In countries with 4 seasons, pumpkin is a common fruit that people harvest every year. For instance, the oldest pumpkin seeds have been found in Mexico and date back to somewhere between 7000-5550 B.C.

The very first sweet pumpkin pie recipe was presented in 1796 in the cookbook American Cookery. If you feel like giving it a try at home, follow the link with the original recipe and easily explained steps of the cooking process.

Pumpkin represents nostalgia

According to research that was conducted by American psychologists, pumpkins are associated with coziness, family gatherings, warmth, and comfort that we need in cold times. No wonder! We finish October with a Halloween celebration that is not possible without jack-o-lanterns. Then we move towards Thanksgiving dinners that are always associated with pumpkin pies and roasted sweet potatoes.

In between these two, we may enjoy the beauty of pumpkin spices in lattes that were first presented by Starbucks in 2003. It was an instant business success. You may find the recipe here.

In fact, pumpkin spice has nothing to do with pumpkins, it's a mixture of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and vanilla extract.

Now we know the other reason why everything that is made from pumpkins looks appealing to our brain or stomach.

Check out this English article about Halloween.

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