The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is pepon. The French reinterpreted the word as “pompon”, and the English landed on “pumpion” or “pompion”. Fall means pumpkins, particularly in honor of the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. Now is the time to incorporate this tasty veggie into the menu, and to cornucopia-ize your dining rooms.
Along with pie, pumpkin lends itself well to custards and flans, or perhaps a warm bread pudding topped with bitter caramel. Consider a savory pumpkin soup made with coconut milk and a hint of Thai chiles, or a soup with chestnuts, or cider, and fried sage. A roasted pumpkin salad with lentils and goat cheese will certainly hit the seasonal spot! Pumpkin is superb in curries, or blended with mascarpone into a rich ravioli filling. Pumpkin risotto reads well on a menu and we hear is a great seller. Use hollowed-out mini pumpkins to serve savory soups and stews. And don‘t forget the pumpkin seeds – make a spicy pepita brittle for a dramatic and delicious garnish to cheesecakes and ice cream.
Sugar Pie pumpkins are the most widely used for baking. We also have in stock for you French Red/Rouge D’etampe and Baby Bear/Soup Bowl varieties, plus for decoration, Big Macs, Fairy Tale, Mini White and Orange, in addition to Gourds, Indian Corn, and by 2-day preorder, Hay Bales and Corn Stalks. Lastly, consider Butternut, Buttercup, Sweet Dumpling or Red Kuri Squash. We also have plenty of sweet and savory spices, fresh butter and cream, olive oil and coconut milk … almost everything you might need for your fabulous fall menu. Call us today for your order!