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October 31, 2014

Pumpkins and rum: my kind of cultural tradition

October 30, 2014

Ahh, fall. The bringer of sweaters, colourful leaves, and pumpkins. Seriously, if the pumpkin isn’t the most ubiquitously Fall thing in the world, then I don’t know what is. Suddenly, pumpkin is everywhere, and has been dubbed “the new bacon” by New York Magazine. Even countries that don’t have a picturesque Norman Rockwell autumn season are obsessed with the flavour and the idea of the pumpkin. Some say that Starbucks is responsible for this trend, with 200 million Pumpkin Spice Lattes sold in the 11 years since it’s inception.   So what’s the deal with pumpkins? Pumpkins have been around for a long time, despite their recent spike in popularity. Originating in Central America, they are now grown on every continent... Continue Reading →