Red Kuri Pumpkin (or Squash)

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Red Kuri Pumpkin (or Squash)

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• Find it at your local market or greengrocer, or find seeds at Turtle Tree Seeds

As we move into fall and squash and pumpkin season, I want point out one of my favorite sorts of pumpkin: Red Kuri, also called Hokkaido or potimarron, in French (see more about them here). This is a squash with dense, dark orange flesh and a sweet chestnut flavor. It is less watery than most pumpkins, and when roasted its flesh becomes smooth and velvety. It is by far my favorite pumpkinesque squash for roasting and baking. Look for a recipe with it later today!

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.