Cider, Apples, and Pumpkin Galore: It’s Finally Fall

By: Amandha Silva

Fallen leaves, warm and earthy colors, a soft, cold breeze...autumn offers a welcome change as well as some beloved bites and beverages. From apple harvests and cider sales, to fall cheese, pumpkins, and agritourism, this playlist offers fresh culinary inspiration as we enter a new season.

Meat and Three Episode 132: Goodbye Pumpkin Spice: Rethinking Fall Flavors: With the first signs of color beginning to emerge on the trees, we’re taking a look at tried and true fall food favorites… and flipping the script. This week on Meat and Three, we’re shaking up your idea of all things autumn. Moving past the notorious pumpkin spice latte, we’ll look at maple syrup’s seasonality, apple flavors that are more than just bottled essence, the transcontinental history of squash and more.

Beer Sessions Radio Episode 552: Selling Cider for the Fall Season: This Beer Sessions episode is all about selling cider and Jimmy welcomes guests who are experts on the subject matter: Paige Flori of Boutique Wines, Spirits and Cider, Seth Jones of East Hollow Cider, Dave Urbanos of Sugarburg BK, and Brandon Buza of The Fermented Life who recently served as a judge for the cider category of the Good Food Awards. Plus hear about 2020 fall’s harvest, whether cans or bottles are more popular, and some of the guests’ favorite ciders to sip on.

Time for Lunch Episode 21: Apples!: Where in the world did apples first come from? Why do apples float in water? How many apples goes into a glass of apple juice? On this episode of Time For Lunch - HRN's show for kidsHannah and Harry are getting to the core of autumn’s signature fruit: apples! Apple expert or “Pomologist,” Ian Merwin tells us about studying this tasty fruit and apple growers Deva Maas and Eric Schatt share some methods for keeping their trees happy and healthy. Plus, our friend Maile Carpenter, author of Food Network Magazine’s Big, Fun Kids Cookbook, and her daughter Sawyer, share a recipe for apple chips.

Cutting the Curd Episode 434: Fall Cheeses with Megan Ercole, Cheese and Coffee Buyer at Adams Fairacre Farms in Poughkeepsie: The leaves are changing colors and the world is changing fast, but here at Cutting the Curd we discuss with Megan Ercole, about fall cheese trends and what’s new at Adams Fairacre Farms.  


Life’s a Banquet Episode 106: “Let’s give ‘em PUMPKIN to talk about!” - The PUMPKIN episode!: Time to spread your seeds kiddos with this week's squishy, moldy episode, dedicated to PUMPKINS! Why do we carve them? Why do we eat them? Where did you come from, where did you go? Nicole has the history of Pumpkin carving, and tells us why Satan is much chiller than God. And Z has the simultaneously heartwarming and nihilistic backstory of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown''. So grab some pumpkin spice humus and praise the gourd, it's Life's a Banquet the podcast!

Happy Hour Episode 101: “It’s Fall Y’all! with Bob Lewis and Caylin Sanders: This episode is a celebration of the beginning of autumn – one of our favorite times of the year. We welcome Bob Lewis of Fulton Stall Market and Caylin Sanders of Escape Maker to talk about the things that have us so excited for the season, including farmers markets, apple cider, fall foliage, and upstate getaways! 

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