There are few foods more seasonally representative than pumpkin — as soon as there is a crisp in the air and September rolls around, shops, restaurants, and bars start stocking up on pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin ales, and pumpkin pastries (donuts, pies, and the like).
But there is more to this versatile squash than ravioli with sage-brown butter and pumpkin spice bread. Culinary professionals across the country are serving up dishes that feature pumpkin in new and unusual ways.
Chefs are turning pumpkin into a cream sauce used to top cherry-infused venison sausage (at Hot Doug’s in Chicago) and featuring it in a heart-warming massaman curry (at Pranna in New York City) — the season for pumpkin is filled with intriguing dining options.
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