A warming pumpkin soup right now sounds like a great idea!
As the temperatures are dropping eating something warm for lunch instead of the usual salad feels just right.
There are a lot of different recipes out there. Almost every cookery writer has there own version.
Delia Smith call hers Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Melting Cheese.
Jamie Oliver has his version of roasted pumpkin soup.
Martha Stewart of course has one as well, that she calls Harvest Pumpkin Soup.
The basic recipe is more or less the same and very easy to make. What can vary is the seasoning, the fat content and how smooth you like your soup.
They say that the harder your pumpkin is to cut, the sweeter and firmer it's flesh will be and the more body and bite your supper will have.
So.....a word of caution!! Please, be careful when you cut the pumpkin!
I was surprised that one of my favorite food writers Nigel Slater did not have a pumpkin soup recipe in his latest book Tender. It is a cook book full of recipes where he uses vegetables from his own garden.
He has a lot of other wonderful recipes though that is worth trying!