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The Daily Dish: This Is the World’s Largest Pumpkin

The Daily Dish: This Is the World’s Largest Pumpkin

This Is the World’s Largest Pumpkin

The former world record for the largest pumpkin (2,323 pounds), set just last year, has been broken by Belgian Mathias Willemijns, whose 1,190.5-kilogram (2,623-pound) pumpkin took the top prize at the Giant Pumpkin European Championship held in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Gene McMullen, grower of the world’s second-largest pumpkin, said patience and care were the secret to growing insanely oversized specimens, the International Business Times reported. Feeding and watering the pumpkin, keeping it at an ideal temperature, and keeping the skin from getting dry are key.

Italy’s First-Ever 24-Hour Wine Fountain Opens to the Public for Free

In most areas of the world, public drinking fountains expel regular old tap water, but not in Italy. The newest public drinking fountain, located in Caldari di Ortona, in Abruzzo, flows with rivers of red wine, and it’s free to the public. This 24/7 “fontana del vino” (a welcome addition to the community) was installed by the nearby Dora Sarchese vineyard. There’s no catch or gimmick, the vineyard owners explained. They simply wanted to provide a service that had been previously unheard of in Italian history, according to The Local.

Chick-fil-A Is Bringing Back Its Original Barbecue Sauce

The customers have spoken, and Chick-fil-A is giving them what they want by bringing back its original barbecue sauce. The company swapped out its original sauce with a new version in July, and angry customers left comments and social media posts to #BringBacktheBBQ. Chick-fil-A listened, and is asking its fans to share the new hashtag #BroughtBacktheBBQ to spread the good news.

Knorr to Donate 1 Million Meals on World Food Day

Knorr is celebrating World Food Day by donating 1 million school meals for the third year in a row. Knorr has partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Global Food Banking Network. This year, Knorr is running a social media campaign to raise awareness and encourage consumers to also donate meals. Users who tweet a meal emoji with the hashtag #ShareAMeal will receive an automated message with a “real-moji” — “a real photo perfectly matching their emoji meal” — and a link to donate a meal, according to a release. The company worked with photographers and food stylists to bring the emoji meals to life. Funds from the campaign will go to the Global Food Banking Network to support its network of 792 local food banks in more than 30 countries.

World Health Organization Endorses Taxes on Sugary Drinks

The World Health Organization made its stance on sugary drink taxes clear in a report titled “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases.” It stated that taxes on sugary drinks would lead to “proportional reductions in consumption,” particularly in instances where retail prices increased by 20 percent or more. In addition to making sugary drinks more expensive, reducing the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables by 10 to 30 percent would effectively increase food and vegetable consumption, Food Navigator reported.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.


This Massive Pumpkin Pie Required 40 Chefs and Two Excavators to Make

Anyone waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive this year can at least settle for a great big pumpkin pie.

Chefs in Changsha, China, recently baked a 1,894-pound pumpkin pie measuring more than 13 feet in diameter. According to China View, the pie — which, judging from this video, doesn't appear to have much in the way of crust — was steamed in a gigantic pan that had “eight burners working simultaneously.”

It took 40 cooks wearing spiffy white hats considerable quantities of pumpkin, flour and powdered sugar dates and raisins and two humongous hydraulic excavators to make the jumbo-size baked good. Once the dough was evenly distributed over the steaming pan’s sizable surface, which apparently was no easy task, the colossal confection took only 30 minutes to bake.

Impressive as it was, the pie, much of which was donated to a nearby children’s center, is not a record-squasher — not even close. The Guinness World Record for the largest pumpkin pie was set back in September 2010 at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest, in New Bremen, Ohio, where the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers made a whopping pie 20 feet in diameter that tipped the scales at 3,699 pounds. That pie was made with copious amounts of canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and it did have a crust — a big one, made from “440 sheets of dough.”

On the other hand, who says bigger is better? You can go to the opposite extreme and celebrate the pumpkin harvest with these Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies, or take your pick of a host of other yummy pumpkin recipes.