We call it Pumpkin Spice, a mix of cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom. This sweet melange originally reserved for pies, now makes its appearance in a wide variety of savoury dishes, every one as delectable as the next. When it rose in popularity a few years ago, this winning combination made its way into coffee houses all over the world, transforming our regular caffeinated guilty pleasures into tasty treats to look forward to during the cooler fall months. I’m sure if you haven’t already had it, you’ve certainly heard of the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.
During this period, while we await the arrival of the long winter ahead, it’s normal to feel the surge of energy and motivation brought on by the cheerful summer months quickly start to fade. Pumpkin spice–everything–helps to comfort our bodies and minds during this dreary transition period. Concocted by international and Canadian chefs, these delicious recipes will fill your bellies, turn your frown upside down, and most importantly put that spring back in your step.
Adapted from French by Jonelle Larouche