Did you know that 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced each year? As one of the largest crops in the United States, we felt it necessary to study the traditional pumpkin. Not only is it extremely tasty, it is so versatile. Add a little cinnamon, and you've got yourself a tasty dessert. Cook and purée, and you have a smooth, comforting soup. Chop and roast on bruschetta, and you've made unforgettable hors d'oeuvres for entertaining.