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THE LEGEND BEHIND THE JACK-O’-LANTERN: STINGY JACK, THE DEVIL AND A TURNIP

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK  Ever wondered who Jack is and what’s the deal with the lantern? So have we. Let’s do a little digging together in the old patch and find out. Although people had been making creepy lamps out of root vegetables to scare away evil spirits since the time of the ancient Celts, there’s a particular Irish legend we’d like to share with …

THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG Pumpkin Spice
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PUMPKIN SPICE IN EVERYTHING NICE…AND EVERYTHING ELSE

SPAM, HAND SANITIZER AND THE 21st CENTURY Pumpkin Spice Spam anybody? We too are given pause at the thought, although rumour has it that it’s better than you might think. We have it on good authority that it carries significant breakfast potential, so ready those waffles.  Fine, but what’s the deal with this ever-swelling spread of pumpkin spice-centric products hitting our shelves every year that …

THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG - PUMPKIN FUN FACTS COVER
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8 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE PUMPKIN THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

It’s that time of year again. You guessed it, we’re talking rakfisk time! If you’re not already somewhere in the vicinity of Fagernes, Norway, get off your ass and do something about it. The Rakfisk Festival is just around the corner, a few mirthful and pungent days commemorating the Norwegian delicacy that is trout fermented in salt and water for up to one year. By …

THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG - PUMPKIN BEER
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PUMPKIN BEER: AN UNEXPECTED BREWER’S BOUNTY

Pumpkin bread and pumpkin beer, if t’want for pumpkin we couldn’t live here; Pumpkin pudding and pumpkin pie, if t’want for pumpkin we should die.” Old saying, reprinted in The Vermont Phoenix, September, 1879 FALL IS HERE, TIME FOR BEER! Pumpkin. Beer. Something about those two words put together that gets us at The Hungry Herald all frothy under the collar. We can think of …

THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG - HISTORY OF THE PUMPKIN
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE GREAT PUMPKIN

MEET THE PUMPKIN: CINDERELLA, SOME LATIN & BABY BOO There’s something that we at The Hungry Herald seriously dig about the pumpkin and it is our honour to celebrate it in our very first post. Each year, whether we find ourselves waiting with Linus in the patch, or watching people fire pumpkins clear across the farm with pneumatic cannons on YouTube, or maybe wondering how …