PA Corporate Chef Steph's take from this week's Market Report "Good Buy"
Aside from being excellent mediums for Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkins (and the notorious spices that adorn them) have stolen our hearts as the official food of fall. Almost every style of cuisine around the world utilizes pumpkins, which means there are endless ingredients, cooking techniques, and applications for them. There are the obvious American choices, such as pumpkin desserts and drinks laced with warm cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and butter, but I particularly love savory pumpkin recipes. Consider rubbing cubes of pumpkin with pumpkin seed oil, sea salt, and chili powder for an incredible vegetarian taco filling. Or pureeing pumpkin into southeast Asian-inspired soup with coconut milk, fish sauce, and lime juice.
About the Chef
Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.