October 25th, 2013

It’s The Great Pumpkin Challenge

In this feature, we take one food in three directions: sweet, savory and a spin. Sounds easy if you’re talking tomatoes — but a sweet burger? And with the spin, you may be in for a culinary adventure … or an atrocity. You just never know.

It’s the most popular gourd of them all, made famous by the pilgrims and fall holidays. We all know about pie and bread, so what else can you do with this plump orange veggie? Your founding Eaters took on the Sweet/Savory/Spin challenge to answer this very question. Amy tackled the most challenging of them all, savory, in the zero hour of setting up her rustic, country, DIY wedding. This challenge has drama and love … it has desserts from India … and it has butter. Bring on the pumpkin.


By April

A sweet gourd dish that’s not pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars or pumpkin bread. So what on earth is left? Luckily, Eater April has lived in India, where they make desserts from veggies of all kinds. Like bottle gourd, for instance.

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By Amy

Pumpkins can be romantic (and savory)! Think Cinderella carriages and Prince Charming. While honeymooning, our newlywed Eater takes a moment to share some savory ideas … if only she had time in all the wedding madness.

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By Sarah

Rather than just eating pumpkin butter by the spoonful, it turns out you can do just about anything with this fall condiment. And it’s so simple to make you’ll wonder why haven’t made it yet. Get ready to throw out the canned stuff!

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