Wait...What? Canned Pumpkin Isn’t Pumpkin At All?!
I just read an article in Food & Wine which blew the cover off the deception inherent in the cans of pumpkin puree that you find in every grocery store.
It turns out that pumpkin puree is not pumpkin. It's squash.
Um...that sucks. As the article goes on to point out:
Is this further evidence of the downfall of Western civilization? Probably not. But when a product is labeled "100% Something" and it turns out that it is "100% NOT Something" it turns our collective consumer experience into a total bummer.
So...it's fall. Real pumpkins are plentiful and inexpensive. Try the real thing this year. The difference between Squash pie and Pumpkin pie may surprise and delight you.