"Number one authority on nothing" Matthew Nash
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Matthew Nash hails from Portland, Ore., and stumbled into writing for newspapers when his high school allowed him to write movie reviews. Nash is married to a kindergarten teacher. They have one child together who is named after two superheroes.
Sequim Gazette’s newsroom staff is big fans of pumpkin pie and related seasonal tie-in products. Here are some of their responses as collected by me.
• Amanda Winters
Food: Pumpkin muffins with crème cheese frosting from First Street Haven
Why: “They are moist and I like the crunchiness of the nuts mixed in,” she said.
• Mark Couhig
Food: Pumpkin cheesecake made by his sister-in-law Noelle LeBleanc living in New Orleans for 45 years
Why: “She makes it for me every Thanksgiving for the past 15 years. Why do I like it, because, as someone said to me the other day, ‘it’s got it going on.’”
• Mike Dashiell
Food: Straight up pumpkin pie with Cool Whip
Why: “Not to be schmaltzy, but it’s comfort food and reminds me of holidays from years past,” he said.
• Donna McMillen
Food: Pumpkin milkshake
Why: “I like ice cream and I like the texture,” she said.
• Matthew Nash
Food: tie, Pumpkin Odwalla, Pumpkin Pie Blizzard from Dairy Queen, and Pumpkin Pie from family
Why: “I remember loving pumpkin Odwalla drinks during college but my disposable income doesn’t allow for $4 drinks anymore. Pumpkin Blizzards remain a special treat once or twice during the holiday season. However, I love chowing down on the excess amounts of pumpkin pie my family makes at Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
Here are some pumpkin related items that should exist for possible deliciousness or gross curiosity. America has plenty of awful foods, but I imagine some big money could made off of these. If these do exist, my apologies. And to keep my street cred, please eat a serving of fruit and vegetables to cleanse your mind.