Pumpkins aren’t simply eye candy. In fact, when prepared accordingly, this delightful squash can work its way seamlessly into many a delicious seasonal treat. And you don’t even have to feel bad about indulging on said treats.
Not only are pumpkins delicious, they’re nutritious. Pumpkin seeds have been attributed to promoting heart health and can boost levels of serotonin, keeping you jolly through the season. When it comes to the bright orange flesh of the pumpkin, this fibrous food is high in potassium and can even act as a substantial immune booster thanks to packing Vitamin C, iron and zinc. On top of that, pumpkins have carotenoids that are said to keep cancer at bay while keeping your skin healthy.
In the spirit of the mighty pumpkin, we’ve compiled a mix of local menu items and DIY recipes we encourage you to indulge upon this season.
If you're not familiar with the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), rest assured zombies are not coming to eat your brains. Remembering loved ones who have passed, Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated around the world the first two days of November to coincide with the Catholic holiday All Saints and All Souls.
Earlier this month, I had a chance to visit a few of my favorite Archival shops in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Philadelphia. Here are some evidential snaps. Next week, I’ll post a specific report on my field trip to the amazing Moulded Shoe (purveyor of the hard to source Alden modified last shoe).