FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $75+

US ECONOMY ONLY • NO CODE • DOESN'T COMBINE WITH OTHER OFFERS
BLURGH! The ThinkGeek Blog... Grok It!

About the Blurgh

ThinkGeek spews random stuff! Got questions, comments or suggestions?

Drop us a line at blog@thinkgeek.com

More ThinkGeek
Oct
26
2008

Allez Cuisine! It's Iron Chef Pumpkin at ThinkGeek

This past Friday we had an amazing lunch courtesy of our Iron Chef Lunch series planned by our WTF (What The Fun!) Committee. Every month or so, we choose a special ingredient and folks bring in food featuring that featured ingredient. This latest installment was the third, after Iron Chef Potato and Iron Chef Carbonated Beverage.  So far it was the greatest one yet.

The entries were varied and nom-a-licious. We had pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bruschetta, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin roll, 2 kinds of pumpkin pies, pumpkin swirl brownies, afghan pumpkin kadu (a savory pumpkin and rice dish), pumpkin kugel, pumpkin-ated pork chops and pumpkin empanadas. It was like Thanksgiving and a bake sale rolled into one gluttonous afternoon of eating. It was delicous. It was pumpkinriffic. it was awesome.

ironchefpumpkin-small.jpg The winner by votes was the Afghan Kadu, but everything was so yummy, we didn't care about winning, as long as we could keep coming back for seconds and thirds all afternoon. nom.

We're thinking the next Iron Chef Lunch will be... food on a stick!
[ post a comment ]

Comments

meaningless icon! Pumpkin cheesecake?
Jenntegt said this 2133 days ago.
meaningless icon! As Americans, I believe we strive to put anything on a stick. Most likely to due to laziness. Woot for laziness.
Moosterz said this 2133 days ago.
meaningless icon! LOL Pumpkin cheesecake, one of my favorite cheesecakes so I had to make it. It was topped with cinnamon whipped cream, which I could just eat all by itself.
KawaiiKiller said this 2133 days ago.
meaningless icon! Are those Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies I see? My favorites in the whole entire world!!! But what, no Pumpkin Bisque?!?! Best winter soup evah.
SuziJane said this 2133 days ago.
meaningless icon! nom nom nom nom nom Actually, here in australia pumpkin isn't really used for anything but mash and roast... I've really gotta try a pumpkin pie sometime. But I can't imagine something sweet with pumpkin in it... it's a vegetable, how can you have a vegetable in cookies! Food on a stick... i have an amazing recepie for these jelly fruit popsicle... things.
abba12 said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! I get bored when I'm at work, and I check the Geek Cams. I saw all of that food, and I was like...I wasn't invited... :'( And now you tell me that it was all pumpkin! I think we should start seeing other people... I have a suggestion for one of your Iron Chef Lunch, you should see what kind of cool vegetarian dished you can come up with, and then share them with me since I am one!
HiddenFromEyes said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! @HiddenFromEyes - we vegetarian monkeys are legion here at ThinkGeek, so much love to the veggie recipes!
Rich said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! YES! Its great to know that there are fellow Veggie Geeks! :)
HiddenFromEyes said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! @SuziQuesoCrema Yes, those are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and they were yum! (They're some of my favs too). @KawaiiKiller also made a pumpkin soup but apparently it didn't turn out well enough to bring in. too bad!
Jen said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! Many of the pumpkin recipes were vegetarian, and quite a few were vegan! The winning Afghan Kadu was frickin' awesome, and would have been vegan if you didn't put the yoghurt sauce on top.
Fraize (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! Sadly I am not Vegan, I live in a small town where it is hard enough to live being a vegetarian, much less a vegan. Also I do not have enough money to be vegan :P. I would love to try it though. How many people at the Think Geek office are vegetarian/vegan? Also any chance we could get some of the recipes? You should make your own cook book. :P
HiddenFromEyes said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! @HiddenFromEyes There was actually only one dish that wasn't vegetarian (the pumpkin-ated pork chops), so we were a happy bunch :) There's 4 of us here that are vegetarian, though nobody's vegan. I'm working on my transition to veganism (again)! And you might be on to something with this cook book idea...
Shane said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! :) And my father said I would never have a good idea. :P
HiddenFromEyes said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'd just like to say that i would buy a geek recipes cookbook in a heart beat. I like where this is going...all the possibilities... NOM!
evilpizzaguy said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! id NOManate that for nom-champion... ecspeshely them cookies... never had it though... nom
IRManGuy said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! mmm.... nom nom nom
macoronikevin said this 2132 days ago.
meaningless icon! What a fantastic idea! If I worked at a larger place I would institute the Iron chef idea immediately. For carbonated beverage someone should try substituting coke for the liquid in a cupcake mix. I hear that the results are supposed to be good ... especially with Dr. Pepper. I personally haven't been brave enough to try it yet.
Princess Leia said this 2131 days ago.
meaningless icon! I vote for an aussie food! :P Actually, food on a stick really sounds awsome.
abba12 said this 2130 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was surprised there wasn't a pumpkin soup at the gathering...I have a killer recipe with chipotle powder...
HELONURS said this 2130 days ago.
meaningless icon! I've been trying to think of something fun and semi-social for our artists and code monkeys at work. This is brilliant, I shall use it to take over the world...or at least the office mawhahaha
Aussiegeekchick said this 2130 days ago.
meaningless icon! NOM NOM NOM! This makes me hungry. I guess I'll just keep going nom nom nom until my mind believes I'm eating pumpkin pie... NOM NOM NOM NOM...
Dash said this 2129 days ago.
meaningless icon! lars. so I suppose Iron Chef Spam is out... you poor, poor meat-haters.
11011110 said this 2108 days ago.

Post a Comment in Reply To Allez Cuisine! It's Iron Chef Pumpkin at ThinkGeek

Please log in to post.