3 Fall Recipes From Award-Winning, SF-Based Chefs

November 18, 2021

With the cooler weather and shorter days, fall is the perfect season to cook a cozy meal. Why not whip up a recipe from one of San Francisco’s own chefs? Known for its vibrant food culture, San Francisco boasts a number of award-winning culinary stars — try out these three chef-crafted fall recipes below. 

Pumpkin Tortellini by Thomas McNaughton 

Nothing says fall like pumpkin-flavored dishes — starting with pumpkin tortellini. Thomas McCaughton is an American chef, restaurateur, and owner of Flour + Water, a staple in the San Francisco food scene. McCaughton has received various accolades, from 10 Best New Restaurants in San Francisco by Conde Nast Traveler to Empire Builder by Food & Wine. This fall, you can look forward to making his decadent pumpkin tortellini with sage and pumpkin seeds. From the homemade ravioli dough to the rich brown butter sauce, this recipe is the perfect go-to for fall.

Corn Coconut Soup by Melissa King

There’s little that’s more soothing than a bowl of hot soup on a rainy day. Top Chef season 17 winner Melissa King is sharing the secret to her award-winning corn-coconut soup with chile oil. The sweet corn kernels are masterfully blended into the velvety soup with a dollop of creamy coconut milk. This recipe takes two hours to make, which contributes to the soup’s complex, rich flavors.

Pork Dumplings by Brandon Jew

If you’re looking for a fun recipe to make with your whole family, then we’ve got just the one for you – pork dumplings. Brandon Jew is the executive chef and owner of the Michelin-starred Mister Jiu’s restaurant, which is nestled in the heart of Chinatown. Jew is known for his tantalizing rainbow-colored pork dumplings, which get their stunning orange color from the juice of the butternut squash. A staple of Chinese cuisine, dumplings symbolize togetherness and completeness. PPrep time is estimated to take two hours but this savory treat will be well worth the wait.

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