Friday, October 30, 2009

Coffee at a friend's place

It's the day before Halloween. Here in Serbia like in many places in Europe, Halloween is not typically celebrated, except by some Canadian or American embassy personnel or ex-pats. In this photo, you can see some baked pumpkin cut in small chunks and usually served cold. My husband used to love to eat it this way, but I never got into it. For me, if it's going to be eaten other than in a pie, it has to be hot. (I don't like pumpkin soup!)

13 comments:

clairz said...

I love your posts! Always a fascinating peek into another culture.

marley said...

I've carved a pumpkin tonight and tomorrow we are having pumpkin pie for the first time. I hope it tastes ok!

Jacob said...

Such a nice photo...your friend sets a fine table. I agree about the pumkin, though. It should be hot and preferably in a pie; or bread!

Leif Hagen said...

Delicious photo! You forgot about frosted pumpkin bars! Maybe that's a Minnesota treat?

Tash said...

crna kafa, kristal, rucni rad - it's all there for a perfect surrounding for a coffee.
I found a bunch of photos of Halloween in Belgrade...I was a bit surprised, but then it is a fun holiday for the young.

Chuck Pefley said...

I'll pass on the cold pumpkin as well. I've only recently found I like baked butternut squash ... as long as there is plenty of brown sugar and butter applied when it's baked.

Interesting that the pumpkin on the table looks to have a dark skin, and not the orange color we see here in the states. What's that about?

Bibi said...

Hi, Chuck!

Actually the skin on the pumpkins here looks like cantalope skin a bit, but it is blackened here because it was probably baked on a cookie sheet; juice dripped and blackened the skin.

Jilly said...

How interesting. Never thought of cold pumpkin. It does sound strange. Is it sweetened in some way? I love pumpkin as a veggie and unlike you, I love it as soup. I don't know that I've ever had pumpkin pie. Guess I must have done in the America.

koala said...

I don't like pumpkin soup too. In fact I can't stand anything pumpkin. When I was younger Halloween entered here through American movies so we carved pumpkins and there was always the problem of what to do with the stuff. Tried all recipes and it's all disgusting.

Thérèse said...

We never got used to the pumpkins taste here at home but being polite eat it everywhere in November... lol
The Turkish coffee would certainly help :-)

James said...

Pumpkin pie for me too, but I'd like to try it this way though.

Antjas said...

When I saw this picture in the portal, I knew it had to be in the style of "Bibi." The rucni rad and the kristal were dead giveaways. It reminds me so much of my home growing up.

Alexa said...

This looks very inviting (though I have to agree with you about the pumpkin). There's a restaurant in Venice that serves a savory pumpkin flan topped with fresh ricotta cheese—yum!