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Site Gearing Up For Holiday Season, Aims To Increase The Popularity Of Pumpkin Soup Year Round
With fall's familiar chill beginning to creep into the air; it's hard not to be reminded that the holidays are right around the corner - and with them, the autumn's pumpkin crop. While pumpkins are available all year long at most groceries and produce markets, it's inarguable that they're far more prevalent in the fall. Certainly, this is the season when these vegetables begin to enter into people's minds as well as their kitchens.
One classic fall and winter dish is of course pumpkin soup. Especially right around the holidays, the traditional pumpkin soup warmed with spices and given a dash of cream is a fixture on dinner tables. However, as Christine Szalay-Kudra, founder of the website PumpkinSoup.org tells us, it's a dish, which can and should be enjoyed all year long.
"There are so many different pumpkin soup recipes that you could almost have a different soup every day and not have to repeat them over the course of a year. Pumpkins and pumpkin soup are found in just about every place in the world and of course, that means a lot of variety."
"Pumpkin is one of those vegetables which almost everyone likes, but not too many people know a lot of different recipes for. Most people I talk to know the classic pumpkin soup recipe and a pie recipe; but that's about the extent of most people's pumpkin expertise. Me, I'm a huge fan of pumpkin soup and I've been gathering different pumpkin soup recipes over the years. PumpkinSoup.org is my way of sharing these recipes and letting other people try some of the many unique soup recipes there are out there with pumpkin in a starring role." says Szalay-Kudra.
The site is relatively new, but already features a number of pumpkin soup recipes as well as tips for cooking these sophisticated soups. There is also a great deal of general information on pumpkins and pumpkin soups, including nutritional value, soups from around the world and much more. Even if you don't already count yourself as a fan of pumpkin soup, this is one website, which may make you a believer. Szalay-Kudra's enthusiasm shows through in the website and it's infectious; for her part, she hopes that people will try some of these recipes and find themselves making pumpkin soup a regular at their dinner table.
For more information about pumpkin soup or to see some of the site's pumpkin soup recipes, please visit: http://www.pumpkinsoup.org