If you live in the northern hemisphere, it?s hard to escape pumpkins and various hard fall/winter squashes these days. They?re displayed by the front doors of grocery stores and end-caps in the produce section. Farmers are bringing them to our weekly markets and there are better and bigger selections at Asian grocers. Halloween-carved pumpkins and related holiday decor are front and center in store ads and people?s lawns. Food magazines are loaded with photos and recipes for squash-centric dishes for Thanksgiving celebrations. It's a food that screams autumn in color and evokes the coziness of the cooler weather ahead. In Vietnamese, a generic term for squash is bi and one with red/orange/yellow flesh (e.g., pumpkin, kabocha and butternut) is bi do. We bought a pumpkin...
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