The Perfect Pumpkin: Growing/Cooking/Carving

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Storey Publishing, Jan 2, 2012 - Cooking - 224 pages
The big orange pumpkin is no longer just for Halloween! Gail Damerow shows you how to cultivate more than 95 varieties of pumpkin, and provides recipes for pumpkin pies, muffins, and even pumpkin beer. You’ll also learn how to use pumpkins in a variety of craft projects, from carving unique jack-o’-lanterns to creating pumpkin-scented creams and soaps. With tips on growing giant pumpkins, preserving your harvest through the winter, and much more, The Perfect Pumpkin will delight pumpkin lovers of all sensibilities.

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Everything to do with pumpkins, from growing giants to pest control to carving and making wine, ale, pies, breads and soap. Read full review


Introducing the Versatile Pumpkin
1 The Great American Pumpkin
2 Fruit of Many Faces
3 The Pumpkin Patch
4 The Big One
5 Pumpkin Pests
6 Pumpkin Arts and Crafts
7 Pumpkin Eater

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Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a contributor to Chickens and Hobby Farms magazines and a regular blogger for Cackle Hatchery. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. Visit her online at

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