I get far more enjoyment out of a pumpkin by just looking at it. In my experience, cooking pumpkin is a complete waste of time. It is totally tasteless. Pumpkin pie is probably the best thing you can do with pumpkin, and even then it is just a vehicle for all the lovely spices which go into the filling! So, this little chap will just carry on sitting here, and in the meantime, I will continue to enjoy its glorious colour, sculptural stem and comfortable shape!