What is a French pumpkin?

What is a French pumpkin?

These pumpkins are smaller than the giant Halloween pumpkins here in the States, but slightly larger than the petite pie pumpkins we usually buy. They are richly orange – much darker in color inside than the yellow pumpkins here. We loved the flavor of this pumpkin so much.

Do the French eat pumpkin?

Pumpkins are a staple of the French kitchen and as they store well, they are regularly featured in autumn and winter recipes ranging from cookies through to cocktails. This traditional French pumpkin soup one of those classic recipes.

Do they have pumpkins in France?

Halloween doesn’t exist in France like it does in the U.S. Some local markets do sell carving pumpkins (citrouille) but the whole commercial side of pumpkin-flavored everything doesn’t exist here.

What pumpkin is known as the Cinderella?

Rouge Vif D’Etampe
Rouge Vif D’Etampe pumpkins are believed to have originated in France and were popular in the markets of Paris during the 1880’s. In 1883, W. Atlee Burpee purchased the seeds and introduced the variety to the United States where it is now known as the Cinderella pumpkin.

Does Cinderella turn into a pumpkin?

To have to return home or go to bed due to the late hour of the night. (Usually used as a present participle, the phrase is a reference to the story of Cinderella, whose magic carriage turned into a pumpkin at midnight.)

Can you buy canned pumpkin in France?

You can get everything from baking supplies to cereal to candy to sauces and a whole lot more — at a price though. A regular can of pumpkin is close to 4 euros and the shipping isn’t free.

Why dont the French celebrate Halloween?

Many French people think Halloween is too commercial One of the reasons the US-style Halloween celebration hasn’t quite taken off in France is simply because it’s too American. This alone has led much of French society to turn their nose up at the holiday.

Why is Halloween in France controversial?

2) Halloween is seen as an imported American culture The fear is that the French identity gets lost borrowing from anglophone countries. This is silly on so many levels because so many French holidays and celebrations are borrowed from foreign cultures, to begin with.

What is a potimarron pumpkin?

French Pumpkins: Potimarron. While in France last week I thoroughly enjoyed prowling the morning market, its stretch of tables brilliant with fruit, vegetables, and delicious local specialties. Here’s the local variety of pumpkin – a small gourd with rich orange flesh. It’s a wonderful pumpkin, and I discovered it actually has a few other names.

What is a Cinderella pumpkin?

The Cinderella Pumpkin, also known as Rouge Vif d’Etampes, is a large heirloom pumpkin variety known for its classic ribbed shape and deep orange-red rind. These pumpkins are revered for their beauty, and are said to be the inspiration for famous illustrations of Cinderella’s Carriage. The Cinderella variety also makes a fantastic cooking pumpkin.

What does pumpkin taste like?

It had a slight bitterness like chestnuts and a velvety texture when baked. You often see large slices sold in the market, wrapped up with a sheaf of flat parsley. These two flavors complement each other well. I would love to get my hands on pumpkins like these here; their brilliant color and wonderful texture make them a treat.

How do you cook a Cinderella pumpkin?

Cinderella pumpkins can be roasted whole, in halves, in wedges, or in small cubes. Place the raw pumpkin on a parchment lined sheet (halves are usually placed with the cut side down). Roast in a 375°F oven for about 40 minutes. Cooked pumpkin can be scooped out of the rind and pureed if desired.