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"Cindy Ott digs deeply and creatively in furrowing a few familiar and many elusive sources in this major contribution to American agricultural and sociocultural history."―Michael Kammen, The Journal of American History, Vol. 100(1) 2013
"If you’re interested in taking a deeper look into the rich history of pumpkins, you will enjoy Cindy Ott’s Pumpkin. . . It’s definitely worth a read. Next time you bake a homemade pumpkin pie, you can serve it with a slice of history as well."―Tori Avey, The History Kitchen, November 14 2013
"There is much treasure to be mined from this engaging work of nonfiction, so carve out some reading time, and enjoy a pumpkin-tastic narrative."―Jan Johnson, The Columbian, October 13 2013
"Her analysis certainly leads to a deeper consideration of this simple vegetable and how it is that Americans may still consider the country a farming nation, although the number of farmers had declined dramatically. . ."―Rae Katherine Eighmey, Minnesota History, Spring 2013
"Cindy Ott presents a fascinating study of America's darling squash. . . . Her thorough investigation of the renowned autumn icon takes a detailed look into American social and agricultural history."―Kelly Restuccia, OhRanger!, October 2012
"Ott reexamines American history through the lens of the pumpkin. It is an undertaking that is both intellectual and fun."―Garry Stephenson, Oregon Historical Quarterly
"An original, carefully researched, engagingly written, even playful and witty foray into the exploding field of food history by an up-and-coming star in the field. How appropriate that so delightful a vegetable has an equally delightful book to pay it tribute."―William Cronon, from the Foreword
This book is heftier than I thought it would be, but that's a good thing! It's a beautiful orange cover, letting you know this book is about PUMPKINS and nothing else. Read morePublished on October 11, 2013 by Celia
Although their shapes remain consistent, pumpkins today are reappearing in some of their heritage guises--deep orange, delicate green stripes, and shades of pale gold. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by aey