I recently stopped by Caravan’s latest Bankside soft opening and devoured the most delicious roasted squash with miso, blue cheese and thai basil (weird, but fantastic). Shortly thereafter I read Tasting Table’s post on How to Cook with Squash Seeds; not bake nor roast, but cook. Intrigued. And as we all know, at this time of year, carved, hulled, decapitated pumpkins are a-plenty. Along with a little bestover imagination and fridge-find inspiration, this recipe was born.
Casually browsing through my newsfeed this morning, as one does, when I happened across Tasting' Table's Jonathan Sawyer's Strangolopreti alla Trentina, titled, Jonathan Sawyer's Oozy Cheese Dumplings. Stunning cinematography, beautiful ingredients, straight forward, honest, and that jazz (meant to shazam that...). Believe it or not (please don't judge me) that was not what sold me. It was about a third of the way through the video when he whips a baguette out of nowhere, cracks it in half across his knee, and while grating it speaks the line "it's one of those dishes where yesterday's treasures become today's treasures". Yup. Sold.