Believe it or not, October aka pumpkin season is not about spiced lattes alone. Or, in fact, pumpkin “spice” at all, but rather actual pumpkins. I know. Stay calm, let it sink in. There’s plenty of good reasons for the whole world to be stoked for pumpkin season. Pumpkins usually represent a successful harvest and a winter of health and full plates to come. They’re also extremely versatile and can be made to compliment many of the sweet, savory or spicy flavors from foreign lands. Here are some pumpkin recipes that you might want to try this fall, you know, along with your pumpkin spice latte.

1. Stuffed Pumpkin from Israel

Half a pumpkin overflowing with delicious beef, veggies and Israeli couscous. Yes please.

Get the recipe here!

pumpkin israel

Photo via Flickr/Harry Wood

2. Bunuelos de Calabaza from Spain

AKA sweet, warm pumpkin fritters. Everyone together now… THANK YOU SPAINNN

Get the recipe here!

pumpkin spain

Photo via Flickr/The Spanish Food

3. Pumpkin Korroke from Japan

Deep fried mashed pumpkin filled snacks are here for you in ways no human could ever be.

Get the recipe here!

pumpkin japan

Photo via Flickr/Glen MacLarty

4. Ginataang Kalabasa from The Philippines

Health enthusiasts, Ginataang Kalabasa is your new fall fav. Pumpkin in coconut milk often with green beans, shrimp and rice.

Get the recipe here!

pumpkin filippines

Photo via Flickr/Dens Obillos

5. Pumpkin Rice from Jamaica

You never knew pumpkin could pack such a kick. If you like spice…

Get the recipe here!

pumpkin jamaica

Photo via Flickr/penguincakes

6. Küerbiscremesuppe from Austria

Nothing to warm you up on a chilly fall day like a creamy and flavorful pumpkin soup!

Get the recipe here! 

pumpkin austria

Photo via Flickr/siegfried

What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes?

American by chance, but Roman by choice, Sarah is currently feeding her adventurous soul with expatriatism and pizza. Her finest moments are always on the wrong bus with a backpack and an upside down map, waiting to see what the world’s got for her next, so long as she can blog about it. She likes writing more than talking, dolphins more than humans, old movies more than new, and Rome more than anything else.

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