Ask A San Francisco Chef: Top Tasty Pumpkin DishesAnjan Mitra, Executive Chef/Owner of two Dosa South Indian restaurants in San Francisco, shares recipes for pumpkins, an American favorite. While Northern California reaps a bounty of exceptional produce year-round, the highly seasonal vegetable is extremely special.
Oregon Man Wins Half Moon Bay's Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off ContestAn Oregon grower was crowned champion of the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival with his monster 1,969 pound gourd.
Napa Farmer Wins Giant Pumpkin Contest In Elk GroveA Napa farmer has won a California contest with a record-setting 1,806-pound pumpkin that judges nicknamed "The Flying Saucer" because of its wide and flat shape.
Eye On The Beer: Anchor Brewing BigLeaf Maple-- Big Flavors, No Syrupy Cloying Sweetness To Ruin A Great Flavor PairingFall and beer are perfect pairs, and while I love pumpkin beers, and coffee beers, and spiced beers, Anchor Steam's BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red was my first time sampling a maple beer. It's a brilliantly crafted pairing of opposite flavors -- an oxymoronic concoction of alcoholic excellence.
The Pollan Family Table's Butternut Squash SoupThe Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.
Napa Man's 2,058 Pound Pumpkin Shatters North American Record During Half Moon Bay Weigh-OffA Napa man breaks the North American record for heaviest pumpkin with his prize-winning gourd coming in at 2,058 pounds Monday morning during Half Moon Bay's annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
Giant Pumpkins Arriving In Half Moon Bay Hoping To Take Title Of 'World's Heaviest'Giant pumpkins are arriving in Half Moon Bay hoping to crush the competition and take the title of world’s heaviest pumpkin in Monday’s weigh-off.
Drought: Water Shortages Mean Smaller Pumpkins This HalloweenThe drought in California is even impacting Halloween. Local pumpkin patches are going dry, and that means the Great Pumpkin may not be so great this year.
Best Pumpkin Dishes In San FranciscoSee what’s cooking with pumpkin this season in San Francisco.
'Pumpkinstein' Pumpkins Grown To Resemble Frankenstein's Head In High Demand For HalloweenPumpkins grown inside plastic molds to resemble Frankenstein’s head are in high demand for Halloween.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Back Early, Pumpkin Beers Available Now As Fall Flavors Get Head StartWhile every flavored coffee lover may be asking, "When is the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) available?" the better question might be when is pumpkin beer going to be on store shelves, but at any rate, both are either here now, or starting in days.
Pick-A-Side: Which Is The Best Halloween Candy? Choose your favorite Halloween candy!