Yes, I admit. I am culturally vapid. Like a sheet in the wind, swaying to whatever culinary trend or fashion may pass my way.
In this particular case, I was seduced by an lengthy Guardian article on the merits of the 'perfect Pumpkin Pie'.
Taking the bait, I stepped up to the challenge and decided to make it from scratch, searching around for just the right pumpkin and pillaging the fridge for ingredients such as maple syrup which are usually only used on special occasions (aka megabrunch).
The result? Very tasty.
Worth my time? Perhaps next time i'll get some of that canned pumpkin puree instead.
See the Guardian website for further info.