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The Pumpkin Trend

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween has transformed from a simple one-night children's affair to a full-blown adult holiday with lights and parties and more. One way to spot this trend is to look at the lowly pumpkin. We've turned them into jack-o-lanterns for years but as nothing more than simple carvings. Now they are works of art, 3-D carvings rivaling sculpture. We look into what's going on there as well as what's being done with pumpkins as food.


Suzy Badaracco
- President, Culinary Tides, Inc. 

Kathleen Purvis - Food Editor, Charlotte Observer

Kyle Rhodes - Executive Chef, Nan and Byron's

Ben Chaney - 3-D pumpkin carver, freelance artist and author