Student Traditions Pumpkin Carving
October 31, 2012
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Pumpkin carving, a tradition that has been around well since the 1800’s, is enjoyed by all ages. The majority of the pumpkin can be used for consumption. The seeds can be baked into a great snack. The flesh has endless possibilities. Try this tasty pumpkin curry recipe!
“Pumpkins are indigenous to the western hemisphere and were completely unknown in Europe before the time of Columbus. In 1584, the French explorer Jacques Cartier reported from the St. Lawrence region that he had found “gros melons”, which was translated into English as “ponpions,” or pumpkins. In fact, pumpkins have been grown in America for over 5,000 years. Native Americans called pumpkins “isquotersquash.” Check out this website for more fun pumpkin carving history.
…and remember… pumpkins are not a vegtable, but a fruit!!