I am gearing up for an upcoming all things pumpkin party in a few weeks. I love to cook and I love to experiment with new recipes. When I first saw the invite for this event and the various dishes people were suggesting, I noticed a pretty clear trend–people love their pumpkin sweet. Growing up in a Latin home, though, I know that calabaza or pumpkin can add a delicious warmth and sweetness to savory dishes. So, I was determined NOT to create a sweet dish.
One of my favorite sites, They Draw and Cook, a collection of recipes submitted by talented artists and designers, has three whole pages of pumpkin recipes. Amongst the soups, breads, and pancakes, I found this gem–Pumpkin Risotto, created by a fellow Chiara, Chiara Palloti. Her recipe is simple, extremely adaptable, and spooky! Check out today’s delicious visual candy.