In many places, the pumpkin has been the number one autumn vegetable since its rediscovery. Boiled, steamed, fried, straight out of the oven, its tasty preparation options are truly versatile. Even in Tuscany, the bright orange has become an indispensable ingredient in daily cooking throughout fall. Famous are the harvest festivals, the so-called “sagre”, which are all about the pumpkin and make the lively competition for the largest and heaviest pumpkin a vivid highlight. These atmospheric festivals are always accompanied by amazing culinary delicacies, just like the widely praised typical Tuscan hospitality.