If there’s a culinary symbol of this season, it’s the pumpkin. Don’t carve up sugar pumpkins, though, as they’re much better in soups, breads and pies than as jack o’lanterns with wicked, toothy smiles. When stored in a cool, dry place (at 40 to 50 degrees), pumpkins can last for several weeks or months. But remember to put them in the fridge if you cut into them.
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