I had a lot of fun tackling the "pumpkin spice" trend in my most recent food advice post aka my other blog Ask My Friend Maillard. So check it out and roast squash every day, hassle-free!
Pictured below is my new favorite gourd, the carnival squash. It tastes like a creamy but intense hybrid of butternut and pie pumpkin; so good.
- Playing with your food at it’s cuddliest.
- Want to be served your tacos by a cool pop star? Well too late, but here is St. Vincent talking about waitressing opening weekend at her sister’s restaurant in Dallas recently.
- If you’ve been watching “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix & PBS and/or just can’t get enough of savory pies, meet the meat pies of New Zealand
- Meet also the Oakland Food Policy Council.
- Pretty tiles in cute kitchens.
- This news story is a few years old, but I only recently saw this illustration explaining why the huge heist of maple syrup in Quebec was actually a big deal not just a funny news item. Beautiful and educational.
- A giant pumpkin in California. (And they say it’s the almonds drinking up all the water, but at least people are going to eat the nuts.)
- Some Star Wars candies and chocolates, because there are people who simply can’t wait until December to freak out about the new movie.
- Cooking eggs, tried and true methods, all 11.
- Giving new meaning to the term “Finger” foods.
- Danny Meyer is putting his prices where his mouth is. After years of lamenting tipping culture he is doing away with tipping at some of his New York restaurants and upping prices so ALL the restaurant workers, not just the servers, can benefit monetarily.
- The official Neapolitan pizza certification amuses me every time I hear about it.
- Even if you don’t frequent the trendiest areas of DC, and I don’t, this is a great read about how “It” restaurants can affect an entire neighborhood.
- A look at 11 high priced pantry items from a cook on a budget. Are they worth it?
- There’s a group starting a food co-op in Fredericksburg. Here’s the Free Lance Star article.
- And lastly, this segment from All Things Considered last night was great! A brief history of leftovers in American kitchens and culture.