The fall is here, and pumpkin food and drinks are taking over America. Starbucks is selling more Pumpkin Spice lattes than frappuccinos, while every household bakes at least one pumpkin pie a week. But did you know that in other parts of the world pumpkins are consumed all year round?
Food Insider recently decided to do a bit of research and bring us a video in which they showcase how pumpkin is eaten around the world.
For example, Armenians use pumpkins for their staple dish Ghapama. The pumpkin is gutted and stuffed with boiled rice, dried fruit, nuts, and honey. It is then baked until it becomes soft. The dish is often prepared for holidays and celebrations.
In Russia, the pumpkin is often used for fluffy pancakes know as Pumpkin Oladyi. The batter is made out of kefir and pumpkin puree and then cooked in a pan.
Brazilians and Argentinians, on the other hand, use pumpkins for their stew dishes. In Brazil, the pumpkin’s inside is covered with soft cheese and then filled with shrimp stew. In Argentina, they fill pumpkins with beef stew to make carbonada el zapallo.
There are also a number of countries that use pumpkins to make deserts like Japan, Thailand, Egypt, and Mexico.
Check out Food Insider’s video below and get inspired to make some delicious pumpkin dishes.