From newsstands bursting with magazine covers of elaborately carved pumpkins to the pumpkin-lined entrances at every grocery store, there's no denying that, beyond the mere one day reserved for Halloween, the entire month of October is synonymous with the orange-fleshed squash. On inspiration overload, we are at it again, picking the best of the antique and unique off the pages of Etsy. So whether your needs are for carving, roasting, sautéing, or just entertaining, these picks are must-haves.
As the resident pastry chef at Food52, Rachel hails all the way from Northern California, where she was born and raised off fresh produce from the local farmers market. After graduating from Occidental College, she headed to New York to start her career in publishing. After five years in the magazine biz -- Martha Stewart and Architectural Digest included -- she decided it was time to start living the dream and enrolled in the pastry program at the French Culinary Institute. These days she can be found whipping up edible creations for the Provisions product pages or tracking down the new and unique for the next collection. She currently lives in Westchester with her husband and her dog Samantha.